Potlatch Historical Society Collection

Potlatch Historical Society Collection Depicting life in and around Potlatch, Idaho from 1880 to 1998

Below is a table listing every book contained in the collection. The table is sortable and searchable.

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Logging Camp in Canada 1905 A photograph of a group of men and mules at a logging camp in Canada. Logging; Canada; Camp; Mules
McMurray and Strong at Old Mine 8/11/1984 Wayne McMurray and Dwight Strong coming from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho. mine; tour; forest; people; walking
Conklin Place 1926 Workers Howard Wilcox, Leta Kislig, Ivan Clark, Rose Clark, Alfred Weible, Bill Leistner, Bud McKown, Art Kislig, Dave Kelmer, and Randolph Zimmerman plowing a field with a team of draft horses. Photograph taken about 1926.
Deary, Idaho 1908 View of Deary, Idaho. Many buildings can be seen all around the town and a hill can be seen in the background. towns; buildings
Railroad Car 1910 View of a WI&M railroad car. Behind the car, stacks of logs can be seen being hauled in more railroad cars. railroad cars; logging
WI&M Passenger Train 1910 Early view of the WI&M passenger train surrounded by snow. The train can be seen on the railroad tracks. railroad tracks; passenger trains
Logging Train 1907 A train leaving Bovill, headed for Potlatch. The locomotive can be seen pulling loads of logs and steam can be seen coming out of the locomotive. Buildings can be seen in the background. locomotives; logging
Longest Logging Train 1907 View of the longest log train in the world. The train of logs is for Potlatch Lumber Company and consists of 105 cars, with a length of one mile. The train can be seen between Potlatch and Princeton. Old 'Company Ranch' buildings can be seen in the background. trains; logging; mills
Longest Logging Train 1907 View of the lonest log train in the wrold. The view of the flat is West of Harvard, while looking East. Edwards Mill can be seen to the left of the train. trains; logging
Train Wreck 1907 View of a train wreck. The locomotive can still be seen on the track, while the railroad cars can be seen piled up next to the track. locomotives; railroad cars; wrecks
Longest Train 1907 The longest train made it to the siding along the mill pond. A group of men can be seen sitting and standing on a stack of longs. A signs saying 'Potlatch LBR. Co. 1,110,000 Ft.' is also on the stack of logs. logs; men
Longest Logging Train 1907 View of a train of logs for the Potlatch Lumber Company. The train consisted of 105 cars and measured one mile in length. A few men can be seen standing next to the locomotive. trains; logging
Logging Train 1907 Stacks of logs on railroad flats being pulled on a railroad track. railroads; logs
Zimmerman Family 1908 The Zimmer family standing togather. Randolph Jr., Rudolph Sr., Bill, Eliza (Thachsel), Elizabeth.
WI&M Yards 1910 View of the WI&M yards at Potlatch, Idaho, when looking north. Freight and logging trains can be seen pulling up to the depot, which is located on the right. railroads; stations
WI&M Wreck 3/2/1913 Train wreck on the WI&M line between Potlatch and Palouse. Railroad cars can be seen laying next to the track and men can be seen cleaning up after the wreck. railroads; wrecks
Old '21' Wreck 1915 An old '21' in trouble in the yard at Potlatch, The locomotive can be seen derailed into the snow. A few men can be seen standing on the tracks and next to the locomotive. The men standing at the lest looking on is Geo. Hudson. locomotives; wrecks
Old '22' 1915 An old '22' locomotive taking a break at a station, after a run to Bovill and back. Snow can be seen surrounding the tracks and icicles can be seen hanging off the station's roof. locomotives; stations; railroads
Idaho White Pine 1913 Three men sitting at the base of an Idaho white pine in the St. Joe and Clearwater National Forests, which was the incentive behind Potlatch Lumber Co.'s investment and operations. trees; men; forests
Forests 1913 Four men standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, T42, R1W. trees; men; forests
Logging Camp 1905 View of a logging camp, that is located where Harvard, Idaho is now Many log cabins can be seen standing in a row. lumber camps; log cabins
Logging Camp 1905 View of an early PLC logging camp. A group of people, including Art Henderson, are standing in front of a log cabin at the camp. One of the cooks can be seen holding a horn. lumber camps; log cabins
Idaho White Pines and Cedar 1913 Four men standing at the base of a few Idaho White Pine trees and cedar trees in Sec. 33, T42N, 1W; around Beals Butte. trees; men; forests
Collins Area 1913 View of a place that was owned by Mr. Sam Frei. The place was located in the Collins area, which is north of Bovill, Idaho. Children, dogs, and men on horses can be seen standing around outside the building. A group of trees can also be seen behind the buildings. buildings; children; horses
McMahama Place 1920 The John McMahama Place - Fritz Leistner digging potatoes. Photograph taken about 1920.
Wash Day 1913 Three women, two men, and a boy can be seen washing laundry during wash day at the Collins area. They can be seen using washtubs and a washboard. washtubs
Winter Logging 1900 Three men standing at the base of a Idaho white pine tree during winter logging. Two men can be seen holding a crosscut saw, seemingly cutting the tree down. crosscut saws; men; trees; logging
Forests 1913 Four men standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, T42, 1W. trees; men; forests
Forests 1913 A man standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, 42, 1W. trees; men; forests
Bovill Timber 1913 Three men standing at the base of a tree at Bovill Timber. trees; men; forests
Milwaukee Railroad Bed 1908 View looking south of the Milwaukee railroad bed, which is north of Bovill, Idaho. The Collins place can be seen amongst the trees. railroads; forests
Forests 1913 Three men standing at the base of a tree. trees; men; forests
School House 1913 View of the school house at Collins area, which is north of Bovill, Idaho. A woman and two children can be seen standing outside the school house. schoolhouses
Grizzly Camp 1925 View of the 'old road' going into Grizzly Camp, which is now known as Laird Park. The road is lined with trees. roads; parks
Elk Herd 1930 View of a small elk herd being reintroduced in Latah County at Bovill, Idaho. elk; herds
Zimmerman Place 1909 Mrs. Zimmerman with Bill, Randolph, Elizabeth, and Mr. Zimmerman standing in front of the Zimmerman place. Mr. Zimmerman is holind the reins of several horses. Photograph taken in 1909.
Log Deck 1913 View of the log deck covered with stacks of logs. logs
Forests 1913 Four men can be seen standing at the base of a few trees in a forest. One man can be seen holding a crosscut saw up next to one of the tree's trunks. trees; men; crosscut saws
Crooks and Wrights Sawmill 1918 View of the pond and log deck of the early day Crooks and Wrights Sawmill, which is located a few miles north of Potlatch. ponds; logs
Old Ponderosa Pine 1/26/1906 Two men standing at the base of an old ponderosa pine, located in the mill yard at Potlatch, Idaho. trees; men
Ponderosa Pine Skid 1904 A group of men standing around next to a few horses. The horses are pulling a ponderosa pine on a skid. The men left to right are John Adair, Pete Clyde, Frank Adair Jr., Bill Edmundsen, and Bud Adair. men; horses
Ponderosa Pine Skid 1904 An explanation of a photo showing a group of horses pulling an old ponderosa pine from Potlatch junction to Palouse, Washington. men; horses
Ponderosa Pine 1910 Ray Smith bucking a ponderosa pine on his place, which is located approximately two and a half miles south of Potlatch, Idaho. A horse can be seen standing behind the log. logs; horses
Ponderosa Pine 1910 Ray Smith riding on top of a ponderosa pine, which is being pulled by two horses. Ray got about six dollars for this log. logs; horses
Log Drive 1910 View of a log drive on the Palouse River, near Elberton, Washington. A bunch of men can be seen moving logs from a forest to a sawmill. A group of houses and a few fields can be seen in the background. rivers; logs; men
Camp 1 1910 View of Camp 1, located near Hatter Creek. A group of log cabins can be seen surrounded by trees. Camp 1 may have been moved a time or two. lumber camps; log cabins
Birthday Dinner for Zimmer 4/15/1989 An article about the 90th birthday dinner for Rudolph W. Zimmer to be held on Sunday, April 23 1989. Taken from the Idahonian/Daily News April 15&16 1989.
Rail Camp Cars 1910 View of a few rail camp cars. camps; railroad cars
Camp 1 1910 View of a railroad track running through Camp 1, which is located on Hatter Creek. A few railroad cars can be seen behind the tracks. railroads cars; railroads
PLC Camp 1910 A group of men can be seen standing with horses at a PLC camp. lumber camps; horses
PLC Camp 1910 A group of men holding food and drinks outside a log cabin at a PLC camp. lumber camps; log cabins; men
Camp Cookhouse 1910 The cooking crew standing in front of a cookhouse at a Hatter Creek camp. A dog can be seen standing under a large triangle. lumber camps; cooks
PLC Camp 1907 View of a group of people standing outside a log cabin at a PLC camp, located around Princeton-Harvard, Idaho. lumber camps; log cabins
Camp 7 1907 View of railroad cars at camp 7, which is located near Bovill, Idaho. railroad cars; lumber camps
Mess Car 1910 View of the mess car at a logging camp. The tables can be seen set with dishes. railroad cars; lumber camps; mess halls
Mess Car 1910 View of the mess car at PLC camp 14. The tables can be seen set with dishes and two cooks can be seen standing at the end of the car. railroad cars; lumber camps; mess halls
Mess Hall 1910 View of the mess hall at a logging camp. Four of the cooks can be seen standing next to fully set tables. lumber camps; mess halls
George Whitney's Father 1920 Manley Whitney and Ed Chestly sit together in chairs. Manley Whitney was George Whitney's Father. He died around 1930.
Cook House Crew 1910 The cook house crew at Camp 11, which is located north of Bovill, Idaho. Jim Marko, the head cook, is standing on the center and Daisy and Maude are standing to his left. cooks; lumber camps
PLC Camp 1910 View of logs stacked up at Camp 8, which is located near Bovill, Idaho. A few log cabins can be seen behind the stacks of logs. logs; lumber camps
Logging Camp 1905 View of one of the earliest PLC logging camps, which is located near Harvard, Idaho. A man can be seen walking in front of the log cabins. lumber camps; log cabins
PLC Camp 1910 A group of loggers standing outside a few log cabins at a PLC camp. lumber camps; log cabins
PLC Camp 1910 A group of loggers standing outside a few log cabins at a PLC camp. lumber camps
Camp 7 1908 View of Camp 7, which is located on Moose Creek near Bovill, Idaho. Log cabins are scattered around and a railroad runs through the camp. lumber camps; log cabins; railroads
PLC Camp 1910 A group of men sitting in a cabin at one of the PLC camps. lumber camps; log cabins; men
Potlatch Camp 1910 A group of men posing together at one of the early Potlatch camps. Tents can be seen constructed next to them and piles of wood sitting behind them. lumber camps; men; tents
Camp 6 1910 View of Camp 6, which is located near Helmer, Idaho. A group of people can be seen standing in front the log cabins. lumber camps; log cabins
PLC Camp 1910 A group of men sitting around a heater in one of the cabins at a PLC camp. Socks and other clothes can be seen hanging from the rafters. lumber camps; men
Iva, George, and Della 1911 Iva (Burdon) Homerson, George Whitney, and Della (Wood) Dial standing together. Photograph taken about 1911.
Potlatch Headquarters 1910 View of PLC headquarters, located in Bovill, Idaho. Log cabins and log piles can be seen scattered around the camp. A railroad runs through the camp. corporate headquarters; railroads; logs
Bovill School 1908 View of the first school in Bovill, Idaho. A woman can be seen standing outside of the school. schools
Summer Visitors 1910 Group of Weyerhaeuser annual summer visitors standing in the Bovill woods. woods; visitors
PLC Camp 1910 A group of people standing on a few logs at a PLC camp. In the distance a train can be seen approaching on the railroad tracks. railroads
PLC Camp 1910 A group of people standing on the railroads in a PLC camp. A few of the people can be seen sitting on logs. railroads
Skidding Logs 1932 Horses pulling logs on a dolly. One man is standing on top of the logs and another man, identified as Axel Anderson is standing next to the horses. horses; logs
Skidding Logs 1930 Four horses pulling logs in the snow. One man is sitting on top of the logs and another man is standing next to the stack of logs. horses; logs
Skidding Logs 1930 Horses pulling logs in the snow. Four men are standing and sitting on top of the logs and another man is standing next to the stack of logs. horses; logs
Roller Skidding 1930 Horses pulling logs that are on wheels. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs guiding the horses. horses; logs
Skidding Logs 1930 Horses pulling logs on a dolly. horses; logs
Bill Decker 1908 Bill Decker, a travelling photographer in the Deep Creek area, posing for a photograph. Photograph taken in 1908
Hauling Logs 1930 Horses hauling logs on a dolly to the rollways. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs. horses; logs
Winter Scene 1932 Four horses pulling logs in the snow, near Bovill, Idaho. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs. horses; logs
Camp 14 1932 Horses hauling logs at Camp 14, which is located west of Bovill, Idaho. A few men can be seen standing on top of stacks of logs. lumber camps; horses; logs
Skidding Teams 1932 Photo of the skidding teams at Camp 2. Men can be seen standing throughout a group of horses. lumber camps; horses
Marion Loader 1930 View of the steam powered Marion loader. The machine can be seen lifting a log off of a stack. equipment; logs
Winter Logging 1930 Two horses pulling logs in the snow, near Bovill, Idaho. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs. horses; logs
Skidding Team 1925 A man standing with two horses outside a log cabin at a PLC camp. lumber camps; horses
Skidding Team 1930 A group of men and a few horses standing around a stack of wood sitting on a railroad track. railroads; horses; logs
Camp 3A 1925 A man and two horses at the old Camp 3A, which is located 3 miles west of Bovill, Idaho. lumber camps; horses
Winter Logging 1925 Horses pulling logs in the snow at Camp 11. logging; horses
Waddell Place 1907 Andy Smith's family at the Waddell Place. Photograph taken around 1907.
Skidding Team 1925 Two men standing with two horses in a forest. logging; horses
PLC Camp 3 1923 View of PLC camp 3. A log cabin can be seen with 'Camp 3' written on its roof. In the background there is a forest of trees with many logs lying at the tree's bases. lumber camps; log cabins
Horse Logging 1925 Horses pulling logs on a roller. A few men can be seen standing next to the stack of logs. logging; horses
Logging with Horses 1925 A group of men standing and sitting around four horses, who are equipped to haul logs. logging; horses
Logging with Horses 1923 Two men logging while horses stand next to a stack of logs. logging; horses
Laying Track 1910 A group of men laying down railroad track at the park line south of Helmer. A railroad car can also be seen on the track. railroads; railroad cars
Load of Logs 1907 A load of logs from Camp 3 that is 20,000 feet total. The load is being hauled by only two horses. Two men can be seen sitting on top of the stack of logs and many men and a dog are standing next to the stack. horses; logs
Winter Logging 1905 Horses pulling a load of logs in the snow near Bovill, Idaho. A few men can be seen standing on top of and next to the stack of logs. The logs were later reloaded onto rail cars when they were sent to Potlatch. logging; horses
Logging with Horses 1905 Men standing with a group of horses at Camp 14, which was located near Bovill, Idaho. Horses played an important role in early logging and a team could haul 3500 pounds or more. logging; horses
PLC Camp 1925 A group of people and horses standing in front of a building that has a sign over its door saying 'Veterinarian, Surgeon, and Dentist'. camps; buildings; medicine
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Clark 1911 Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clark posing for a photograph on the front porch of a house. The photograph was taken in 1911.
Veterinary 1925 George 'Doc' Palmer, a PLC veterinary, standing with a dog and a horse. veterinary medicine; horses
Steam Powered Shovel 1925 View of a steam powered shovel at work building a logging railroad spur. A few men can be seen standing on and next to the equipment. equipment; shovels
Steam Donkey 1925 View of a steam donkey on the hillside just northeast of Bovill, Idaho. equipment
Shay Engine 1925 View of the 'Old 100', which was a Lima built 2-truck 45T Shay. It was built in 1906 to be used around Bovill for logging. A few logs can be seen in the back of the engine and two men can be seen leaning out the window of the engine. steam locomotives; logging
Shay Locomotive Description 1950 Document explaining the history of the shay locomotive and its use by the Potlatch Lumber Company. documents; steam locomotives
Ephraim Shay 1880 Photo of Ephraim Shay, the engineer and designer of the Shay geared engine. portraits; engineers
Early Shay Locomotive Model 1905 Photo portraying the early model of the Shay Patent Locomotive Engine. According to the document, the engine was designed for service on wood rail tram-roads. documents; steam locomotives
Shay Locomotive 1939 Company Shay locomotive knocked of the tracks. The engine appears to be tipped over on its side. steam locomotives
Winter Scene 1906 View of the company's first Shay engine hauling logs during the winter near Camp 7, which is located just out of Bovill, Idaho. steam locomotives; logging
Construction Document 1920 Document illustrating the locomotive that was built for Potlatch Lumber Company by Lima Locomotive Works, Incorporated. The engine was built in January of 1920 and scrapped in November of 1940. documents; steam locomotives
W. McMurray Place Mine Cart 8/27/1984 A mine cart made of wood from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho. mine; wooden cart
Burden School 1906 A pamphlet for the Burden School. The pamphlet reads 'Burden School District No. 33 Township 42, Latah County, Idaho Term 1906 Compliments of Julia Vogel, Teacher School Board L. A. Stanfield, J. A. Dudley, C. P. Low. Pupils - Gertrude Briggs, Ruth Betry, Tommy Bolt, Delbert Brooks, John Cockrell, Myrtle Cockrell, Elsie Cockrell, Lee Comer, Ruth Comer, Nellie Dudley, George Dudley, Frances Dudley, Ruth Doty, Emery Dunn, Blanche Felts, Clarence Felts, Eddie Feldmeier, Edna Feldmeier, Maud Haydon, Delbert Haydon, Leona Haydon, Estella Helt, Raymond Helt, Bernie Helt, Melvin Kidwell, Olive Kidwell, Mary Kidwell, Belva Kimball, Fern Kimball, Harold Kimball, Avis Kimball, Bennie Low, Bessie Low, Rollin Lobaugh, Muriel Martin, Marion Martin, Rose Nelson, Ora Powe, Hazel Pridmore, Belle Smith, Delpha Smith, Roy Stanfield, Irven Stanfield, Chester Stanfield, Ellice Standfield, Richard Tomlin, Harral Tomlin, Margaret Williams, George Whitney, Nellie Whitney, Pearl Whitney, Nettie Whitney, Lewis Wynn, Gladys Wynn, Lloyd Wynn, Floyd Wynn, Lizzie Zimmerman, Rudolph Zimmerman
Laying Track 1920 View of men laying new track on one of the railroads. A piece of equipment can be seen on the tracks behind them. railroads; equipment
Shay Locomotive 1920 View of a 70 ton Shay locomotive that was used in the Bovill area. A few men are standing next to the engine and a piece of equipment can be seen hauling logs behind the engine. equipment; steam locomotives
Shay Locomotive 1920 View of the Shay locomotive #105, which was built in 1911 for the Pine Tree Labor Co. in Little Falls, MN. The engine was later given to the Potlatch Lumber Co. Many men can be seen standing in front of the engine on the railroad tracks. steam locomotives
Laying Track 1920 Men using a logging spur to lay new track for a railroad. railroads; equipment
Potlatch Camp 1945 Group photo of the crew that worked and lived at the Potlatch camp. The men can be seen sitting and standing in front of a building. lumber camps; buildings
Track Laying Crew 1945 Group photo of the track laying crew at the old Camp 10, which is located southeast of Bovill. Julius Crane, the company clerk for the steel gang, can be seen standing in the back, the third from the left. lumber camps; men
PLC Camp 1945 Group photo of the men at a Potlatch camp. The men can be seen standing and sitting on the deck and stairs of a building on the camp. lumber camps; men
Loading Flat Cars 1925 View of a piece of equipment loading flat cars with logs. A few men can be seen standing on and around the stacks of logs. equipment; logging
Logging 1915 View of stacks of logs being hauled out of the Bovill woods on a railroad to be taken to the Potlatch sawmill. logs; railroads
Steam Donkey 1910 View of a few men standing around the steam donkey used in a camp located near Bovill, Idaho. equipment
Roberta Nygaard 1927 Photograph of Roberta (McBride) Nygaard. Albert Clausen's teacher at Burden School in 1927.
Wood-Burning Donkeys 1950 Document discussing the history of using wood-burning donkeys, or steam-powered skidders, by the Potlatch Lumber Company. documents; equipment
PLC Log Train 1915 View of a log train using a Shay engine to haul logs. Men can be seen standing on the tracks next to the locomotive. trains; steam locomotives; logging
Logging 1915 View of men logging at a busy landing near Beales Butte. A few men can be seen wrapping logs in rope. logging
Donkey crews 1915 The Camp 8 shop and donkey crews standing around the steam donkey. equipment
Skidding Crew 1915 View of the skidding crew standing around the steam donkey at Camp 8, which is located near Bovill, Idaho. equipment; men
Laying Track 1930 Men using a logging spur to lay new track for a railroad. equipment; railroads
Logging Crews 1927 Grant (left) and Glen Thomas standing at the base of a tress holding axes. men; axes
Potlatch Jammer 1915 A few men standing on the 'jammer' that was used to haul logs. equipment; logging
Donkey Engine 1915 A few men moving a steam donkey engine. equipment
Potlatch Jammer 1915 A few men standing on the 'jammer' that is stacking logs on flat cars. equipment; logging
Ford Farm South of Pullman, Wa 1917 John Crithfield using a team of horses to cut grain on the Ford Farm south of Pullman Washington. Photograph taken about 1917.
Loading Logs 1927 Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars at PLC Camp 3A, which is located on Bronson Meadows, just west of Bovill, Idaho. equipment; logging
Potlatch Jammer 1915 The jammer at work stacking logs on the flat cars. A few men can be seen standing on the jammer or around the stacks of logs. equipment; logging
Loading Logs 1927 Clark Lancaster (tong hooker), Frances O'Keefe (top loader), and Harry Tracy (engineer) using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars. The log is being taken around the side of the load equipment; logging
Loading Logs 1927 Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars. equipment; logging
Loading Logs 1927 Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars at the old Camp 3, which is located near Bovill, Idaho. Bill Greenwood can be seen standing on the stack of the logs, acting as the hooker. equipment; logging
Inspecting Loader 1908 A group from Potlatch visiting the Bovill woods to inspect a McGifferd loader. William Deary was among the group; he can be seen standing on a flat car with some paper in his pocket. inspection; equipment
Loading Operation 1928 View of a loader stacking a log on a flat car. equipment; logging
Logging 1907 A man sitting amongst a stack of logs. logs; men
Log Storage 1907 View of the white pine log storage at Camp 7, which is located on Moose Creek near Bovill, Idaho. logs; creeks
Holt Tractor 1929 View of the Holt tractor that the two companies merged with a Best tractor form Caterpiller. The tractor can be seen hauling stacks of wood through the snow. tractors; equipment
Burden School 1930 Several students are line up on the side of the Burden School, 3rd school house. Photograph taken in the 1930's.
Caterpillar Logging 1929 View of a man sitting on top of a tractor that is hauling stacks of logs through the snow. equipment; logging
Caterpillar Logging 1929 View of a man sitting on top of a tractor that is hauling stacks of logs through the snow. equipment; logging
PLC Caterpillar 1929 View of one of the first PLC 'cats' at Little Boulder, which is south of Bovill. A man can be seen sitting on top of it as it pulls behind it. equipment; logging
Tractor 1929 Men sitting on a tractor as it hauls stacks of logs. Men can also be seen sitting on top of the logs. equipment; logging
Cooking Crew 1929 The cooking crew standing in the kitchen at one of the Potlatch camps. cooks; kitchens
Cooking Crew 1929 The cooking crew standing in the kitchen at one of the Potlatch camps. cooks; kitchens
Barnhart Log Loaders 1994 A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader. The document also shows a photo of a loader that as been rusting away in a field near Elk River, Idaho. documents; equipment
Barnhart Log Loaders 1994 A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader. documents; equipment
Barnhart Log Loaders 1994 A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader. The document also shows photos of the Potlach Lumber Company mill site in Elk River, Idaho. mills; equipment
Newspaper Article 9/4/1989 Newspaper article discussing a forester's concern for the few remaining forests in the Palouse Ranger District. newspapers; clippings
Burden School 1927 Marian Clausen, Albert Clausen, and Alberta Wilcox standing in a field near the Burden School. Albert is holding a Jack-O-Lantern. Photograph taken in 1927.
Newspaper Article 9/4/1989 Newspaper article discussing a forester's concern for the few remaining forests in the Palouse Ranger District. newspapers; clippings
Shay Locomotives 1994 One photo shows a locomotive that fell from one of the high trestles on the company line in Idaho. The second photo shows an oil-burning Shay locomotive No. 200, which was used on logging trains in the Bovill area. locomotives
Shay Locomotives 1994 One photo shows a Shay locomotive No. 100 pulling 16 flat cars that are loaded to 10% over capacity. The locomotive is going around a sharp curve near Camp 7 in Bovill, Idaho. The second photo shows a locomotive in the pine woods of Idaho in the winter. A white plume can be seen being emitted from the locomotive. locomotives
White Pine Log 1915 One man sitting on top and one man standing next to a couple white pine logs. white pine; logs
Cribbage Game 1915 Les Mallory (left) and Axel Anderson (right) playing a game of cribbage together. games; men
Pre Chain Saw Days 1915 Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down a tree in a forest. men; crosscut saws
Old Growth 1915 View of a few old trees located by Camp 14. trees; forests; lumber camps
Bovill Office 1915 Chet Yangel sitting at a desk in the Bovill office. He is sitting next to a counter, which has books and typewriter sitting on it. men; offices
Logging Camp Workers 1915 Joy Leatherwood and Evelyn Olson working at a logging camp. The women can be seen placing dishes on tables. women; lumber camps
Fire Prevention 1915 A man working at a lumber camp doing fire prevention during the dry summers. The man can be seen carrying a pick and shovel and walking behind a logging train, which is carrying stacks of logs. fire prevention; logging
Burden School 1927 Ralph Farnam, Perry Farnam, Albert Clausen, Don Messinger, and Ellis Farnam sitting in a field near the Burden School. Each child is holding a Jack-O-Lantern in front of them. Photograph taken in 1927.
Winter Hauling 1915 Two horses hauling a stack of logs during the winter. Claire Nogle can be seen standing in front holding the horse's reins. Two other men can be seen sitting on top and standing next to the logs. horses; logs; logging
Blister Rust Crew 1915 Five men, who are part of the Blister Rust crew, pulling 'ribes lacustra'. This tree disease can wipe out White Pine trees. white pine; men
Logging Superintendent 1921 Claire G. Nogle, the Potlatch logging superintendent, leaning on a new Packard sedan. He can be seen writing in a notebook while smoking a cigarette. superintendents; automobiles
Camp 4 1920 Interior view of the cook house and mess hall and Camp 4, which is located south of Bovill. Four men wearing aprons are standing next to tables stacked withy dishes. cooks; lumber camps; mess halls
Camp 1 1927 View of camp one on Hatter Creek, which is located south of Princeton. This camp had been moved several times. Tree stumps and buildings can be seen all around the camp. lumber camps
Camp 1 1927 View of Camp one on Hatter Creek, which is located south of Princeton. Many buildings with 'PLC' on the side can be seen around the camp. lumber camps; buildings
Forest 1920 View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped around some logs. forests; logs
Forest 1920 View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped around some logs. forests; logs
Beales Butte Operations 1915 Logging occurring near Beales Butte. Men can be seen walking amongst the many logs that are scattered on the ground of the forest. forests; logs; logging
Beales Butte Operations 1915 Logging occurring near Beales Butte. Logs can be seen laying on the ground of the small hill and a small piece of equipment can be seen at the bottom of the hill. machines; logging
Burden School 1927 Students standing beside the Burden School. Don Messinger, Albert Clausen, Ellis Farnam, Ralph Farnam, Juanita Wilcox, Perry Farnam, Marian Clausen, Messinger, Alberta Wilcox.
Donkey Engine 1915 A donkey engine operating a high line near Beales Butte. Logs can be seen scattered on the ground around the forest and a few men can be seen near the engine. machines; logging
Logging 1915 A group of people can be seen walking amongst the logs that are scattered on the ground of the forest. forests; logs
Town 1915 View of a town during the winter. The town is surrounded by hills and forests. towns; forests
Forest 1915 View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped around some logs. forests; logs
Logging Crew 1915 T. P. Jones and crew standing at the lower landing. They can be seen standing on a log, while a bunch of other logs lay in front of them . men; logs
Loading Area 1915 View of a loading area on the tram road. Men can be seen standing on and around the logs. logging; logs
Loading Area 1915 View of a loading area. Logs can be seen laying on the ground in the forest. A man and a horse can also be seen standing to the right of the stacks of logs. logging; logs
White Pine King 1911 The largest known White Pine tree being transported on a railroad car after being cut down, along with the rest of the 'Kings'. white pine; trees; logging
White Pine King 1911 The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree was scaled at 29,800 feet. Four men are standing and sitting on and round the log. white pine; trees; logging
White Pine King 1911 The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree has a sign on it that says that it was scaled at 29,800 feet. white pine; trees; logging
Deep Creek Group Photograph 1915 Many of the community members of Deep Creek pose together for a photograph. Photograph taken in 1915.
White Pine King 1911 The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree has a sign on it that says that it was scaled at 29,800 feet. white pine; trees; logging
Lumber Jacks 12/1/1911 Group photo of lumberjacks standing around the White Pine King at the time it fell. The tree was the largest known white pine at the time. The men can be seen standing on and around the fallen tree and the stump. white pine; trees; logging
White Pine King Lumber 1911 Lumber from the White Pine King, the largest white pine at the time. Most of the lumber was 4' wide and 2 inches thick. Two men can be seen standing next to the lumber. The man on the right is Mr. Laird. lumber; white pine
Camp No. 4 1915 View of the logging equipment at Potlatch Lumber Company Camp #4. A few men can be seen standing on logs sitting next to the equipment. equipment; logging
Potlatch Camp 1915 View of a Potlatch camp during the early days. The camp is thought to be Camp 7A on Shea Meadows, which is west of Bovill. Two men can be seen sitting on the camp surrounded by log cabins and tree stumps. lumber camps; log cabins
Center of Operations 1915 View of Bovill, which was the center of all of Potlatch Lumber Company's logging operations. The railroad tracks can be seen running next to the city and go towards Elk River. The town's buildings can also be seen in the background. towns; buildings; railroads
Cable Splice Rig 1915 View of the cable splice rig machine. Under the machine, logs lay on the ground in stacks. equipment; logging
Lumber Jacks 1915 Two young lumberjacks sitting on a stack of logs. loggers; logs
Bovill Yards 1915 A man standing next to a railroad car with a stack of logs on it in the yards at Bovill, Idaho. lumberyards; logs
Greasing the Skids 1915 A man greasing the skids while sitting on top of a stack of logs. logging; logs
Alva Strong Mill 1930 The men who donated time to saw the lumber for Mt Home Grange. Photograph taken around 1930.
Lewis Mill 1915 View of the Lewis Mill, which is located up the East Fork out of Bovill, Idaho. Buildings can be seen sitting on the mill, some with cars parked in them. mills; buildings
Lewis Mill Crew 1915 Group photo of some of the Lewis Mill crew. The group can be seen sitting and standing outside the entrance to a building. mills; buildings
Horses and Carriage 1915 Two horses pulling two men sitting in a carriage. The carriage is parked outside a house. The men in the carriage are Fred and Jack Campbell. horses; carriages
Carriage Ride 1915 Two horses pulling a man sitting in a carriage. Surrounding them is a forest. horses; forests
Retirement Party 1945 T. P. Jones, the long time Potlatch Lumber Company superintendent, at a retirement party. He is standing in front of a board that has a bunch of pictures on it. men; parties; superintendents
Superintendent Portrait 1925 Portrait of T. P. Jones, the Potlatch Lumber Company logging superintendent, during his early years. men; superintendents
Group Photo 1942 Rev. Dick Ferrell sitting with two boys, Lee Jr. and David (in stroller), in a yard. A hammock can be seen hanging from a tree in the background. men; children
Photo Description 1942 Description of the photo of Rev. Dick Ferrel sitting with Lee Jr. and David. The document talks about Rev. Dick Ferrell and his contribution to logging camps throughout the North Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Western Montana areas. documents; men
Bovill Clerk 1915 D. J. Murphy, a clerk in Bovill, sitting at a desk writing in a book. men; clerical workers
Bovill Hotel 1915 View of the 'Old' Bovill Hotel. Two women can be seen standing in front of the hotel. hotels; women
Strong Homestead 1898-04-01 Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Strong on their homestead with Alice (Mrs. Corliss McElroy) and Alva. Photograph taken in April, 1891.
Horse Barn 1915 View of the Potlatch Lumber Company horse barn in Bovill, Idaho. The barn is covered in and surrounded by snow and icicles can be seen hanging off of the roof. barns; snow
Horse-Drawn Sleigh 1915 Two horses hooked up to a sleigh with four people in it. A man can be seen sitting on a high sit holding the reigns. The sleigh is barked outside of a barn, which says 'J. P. Harless' on the front. barns; horses; sleighs
Loading Station 1915 View of a loading station, where logs can be seen spread on the ground of the forest and cables can be seen running above. A man and two horses are walking among the logs. equipment; logging; logs
Camp 36 1915 View of PLC Camp 36, which is located on the Palouse River above Harvard, Idaho. Buildings can be seen on the camp, along with a few cars parked in the middle. The camp is presently a Boy Scout Camp. lumber camps; rivers
Cable Operation 1915 View of a log landing at some high-line cable operations. Men can been seen at the end of the cable system stacking logs. equipment; logging
Chief and Timber Cruiser 1915 Photo of William 'Bill' Helmer, the chief and long time timber cruiser for Potlatch. He is seated on next to some plants outside of a building. chief; men
Last Rites Article 1/1/1952 Article talking about William Helmer's life. William Helmer was the oldest employee of the Potlatch Forests Inc. and helped William Deary operate Potlatch Lumber Company. articles; men
Short Wave Radio Article 11/1/1951 Article discussing the impact of having radios for the lumber camps. The top left picture shows man talking to Lewiston from one of the portable radio stations near Camp 44, which is in the Avery logging area. The top right picture shows that a clearing that was made for transmission lines to be laid. articles; lumber camps; radio
Standard Logging Engines 1910 Document about standard logging engine models of 1910 made by Willamette Iron and Steel Works. It also gives information about the Tandem Drum Type logging engine. documents; engines
Iron and Steel Works 1915 Document showing some equipment made by the Willametter Iron and Steel Works. equipment; iron; steel
W. McMurray Place Mine Cart 8/27/1984 A wooden mine card from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho. mine; wooden cart
California Redwoods 1920 Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dooley ride cars through redwood tunnels at the California Redwoods. Photograph taken in 1920.
Standard Logging Engines 1910 Document about standard logging engine models of 1910 made by Willamette Iron and Steel Works. It also gives general data about the Tandem Drum Type logging engine. documents; engines
Camp 4 1915 View of PLC Camp 4, which is located 3 miles south of Helmer, ID. A row of buildings can be seen on the camp. lumber camps; buildings
Steel Gang' Railroad Camp 1915 View of the 'Steel Gang' railroad camp, which is located near Camp 4. A train can be seen on the railroad tracks. trains; railroads; lumber camps
Lawrences Logging 1915 View of the end of a log sitting in the snow in a forest. The end of the log as 'Lawrences Logging Helmer, Idaho 1800 ft' written on it. logs; logging
Building a Railroad 1915 M. K. building a railroad grade south of Helmer, towards Park. A man can be seen standing on a truck as it drives down the road. railroads; automobiles; construction
Horses For Sale 1907 Document listing the horses that were still unsold and were for sale. It provides information about color, age and weight of the horses. horses; documents
Airplane Rides 1922 Nick Mamer giving airplane rides in Bovill. Many people can be seen standing around the airplane, which is parked in front of a building. airplanes
Bovill Main Street 1915 View of Main Street in Bovill after it was rebuilt after the fire of 1914. A person can be seen working on the window of a building. streets; buildings
North Idaho Fire 1910 View of the aftermath from the 1910 fire, which spread through the timber in North Idaho. Many logs can be seen fallen and spread on the ground between the few trees that are still standing. fires; forests
Logging Superintendent 1915 Edward J. Gaffney, the logging superintendent, standing on a flatcar. The photo was taken as the flatcar was coming to an incline in Clarkia. Marble Mountain can also be seen in the distance. railroad cars; superintendents
Webster's Mill 1888 Workers at Webster's Mill, Deep Creek, Northern Latah County, Idaho. The location is known as the F. H. Brincken Place in 1955. Imprint made from an original photograph taken in 1888 or 1889.
Logging Truck 1915 An early day logging truck. The truck has a stack of logs piled in the back and a man driving in the front. trucks; logging; logs
No. 105 Locomotive 1915 View of a No. 105 locomotive hauling stacks of logs to Camp 6, which is located near Helmer, Idaho and the WI&M main line. A man can be seen in the window of the locomotive. locomotives; logs
Logging Railroad 1915 View of a locomotive on a logging railroad. Steam can be seen coming out of the locomotive and a person can be seen hanging onto the side of it. locomotives; railroads
Oregon Logging 1915 A few men wrapping cables around a log in Oregon. logging; logs
Famous 'Incline' 1915 View of the famous 'incline' on the divide between Lines Creek and W. Fork Merry Creek. It had a grade of nearly 40%. railroads; slopes
Train Wreck 1930 View of a No. 24 locomotive on its side after the new fill and roadbed gave way. The wreck occurred near Helmer, Idaho and Camp 10. wrecks; railroads; locomotives
Tramway Cable System 1915 View of the Potlatch Lumber Company tramway cable system. It shows a general type of construction using a log unit, which is rounding a 45 degree curve. Two logs can be seen suspended using cables. equipment; logging
Steam Shovel 1920 A few men sitting inside the steam shovel machine. equipment; shovels
Locomotive 1920 A group of men standing next to the side of a locomotive. A steam shovel can be seen behind the locomotive. equipment; locomotives
Railroad Construction 1920 A group of men working on constructing the railroad. A locomotive, railroad cars, and a steam shovel can be seen sitting on the tracks behind the men. railroads; construction
Swimming Hole 1908 People in a swimming hole at the Fritz Brincken Place. Photograph taken around 1908.
Steam Shovel 1920 An American steam shovel and a geared engine 102 hooked to a dump car. The equipment is being used to get material for building a spur on the logging railroad. A man can be seen standing next to the steam shovel. railroads; construction
Camp 11 Workers 1910 Ralph Todd and Frank Meachem standing together at Camp 11. lumber camps; men
Logging Camp 1910 View of a small logging camp located on a railroad spur. A train hauling stacks of logs on flatcars can be seen going through the camp on the railroad tracks that run between the buildings. lumber camps; logging
Camp 4 1910 View of the PLC logging camp 4, which is located at the confluence of the Potlatch River and Little Boulder, south of Bovill, Idaho. A few buildings can be seen sitting on the camp. lumber camps; buildings
Camp 14 1910 View of Camp 14, located west of Bovill. A railroad can be seen running next to the buildings on the camp. lumber camps; railroads
Camp 14 Crew 1910 Group photo of the crew of Camp 14. Most the men can be seen wearing suspenders and hats and a few women can be seen sitting in the front row. Bill Helmer is sitting in the front row on the far left. lumber camps
Old Camp 2 1932 View of old Camp 2, which is located north of Bovill, at the mouth of Feather Creek. Buildings can be seen sitting on stilts and a railroad can be seen running on the right side of the camp. lumber camps; buildings
Camp 10 1932 View of Camp 10, which is located on the East Fork of Potlatch Creek, just outside of Bovill. A No. 107 locomotive can be seen on the railroad tracks to the right of the camp's buildings. lumber camps; railroads
Loading Logs 1928 Loading logs from a deck at Camp 1, which was located at the head of Hatter Creek. equipment; logging
Steam Donkey 1925 View of a large 3 drum high powered steam donkey, located near Bovill, Idaho. The machine was used on a high lead cable system. A man can be seen leaning up against the equipment. equipment; cable
Northeast view of Deep Creek 1930 A view of Deep Creek looking Northeast from the Old Conklin House. Photograph taken in 1930.
Log Deck 1915 View of an unusually high log deck during the early days of PLC logging. Loggers can be seen standing on a few of the logs that are stacked up. loggers; logs
Log Deck 1915 View of a log deck. Loggers can be seen standing on and a around the stacks of logs. loggers; logs
Cable System 1915 View of the cable system used for logging. Men can be seen standing between the logs that are stacked on the ground of the forest. equipment; logging
White Pine Trees 1915 Two men sitting and standing at the base of a white pine tree. white pine; men
Logging Tool Display 1915 Display of tools that the Potlatch Lumber Company loggers used for logging. tools; equipment; logging
White Pine King 1970 Marvin Miller (left) and Byers Sanderson (right) standing at the stump of the White Pine King. The White Pine King was the largest known white pine tree at the time. white pine; men
The Timberman Article 9/1/1918 An article in The Timberman about modern innovations that the Potlatch lumber camps were making. It discusses a new electric dishwasher that was being installed and the new blankets and sheets that are being provided. articles; lumber camps
The Timberman Article 9/1/1918 A continuation of an article in The Timberman about modern innovations that the Potlatch lumber camps were making. It discusses the installation of a new cafeteria, new caterpillars, and a new lighting system. articles; lumber camps
Last Rites Article 11/1/1951 Article talking about William Helmer's life. William Helmer was the oldest employee of the Potlatch Forests Inc. and helped William Deary operate Potlatch Lumber Company. articles; men
Short Wave Radio Article 11/1/1951 Article discussing the impact of having radios for the lumber camps. The top left picture shows man talking to Lewiston from one of the portable radio stations near Camp 44, which is in the Avery logging area. The top right picture shows that a clearing that was made for transmission lines to be laid. articles; lumber camps; radio
Conklin Deep Creek View 1930 A view of Deep Creek looking Northeast from the Old Conklin House. Photograph taken in 1930.
Tramway Cable System 1915 An article in The Timberman showing the PLC tramway cable system. A system of cables can be seen standing above a stack of logs in the forest. equipment; logging
Flapper Drawing 4/9/1905 Drawing of a girl dressed as a flapper. On the side of the picture the writing identifies her as 'Daisy, the Flapper'. The drawing was done by Nels Hougen at Camp 11 and was drawn for Daisy. drawings; women
Tribute to Daisy 2/18/1993 A newspaper article by Barb Coyner about Daisy Wunderlich's impact on her. articles; women
Identification of Potlatch Camps 6/20/1979 Document identifying the location of many Potlatch Camps. Also described are the camp setting, the camp foreman or boss, and the rail camps. lumber camps; documents
Logging at Potlatch 12/1/1928 A newspaper article by A. Whisnant about C. G. Nogle, the conductor in charge of the special train of the Potlatch Lumber Co. articles; conductors
Veteran PFI Cruiser 5/1/1949 Newspaper article about Bill Helmer, a 45-year-old veteran PFI cruiser. It discusses the construction of Potlatch Lumber Company by Bill Helmer and William Deary. The picture was taken at a the Potlatch hotel. articles; men
Measurement Document 1885 Document explaining how to measure wood and lumber. measuring; documents
Bovill Map 3/21/1905 Map of Bovill. maps; towns
PLC Pay Stub 3/19/1918 Pay stub for Dewey Campbell. It says that he worked scalar at Camp No. 9 for 18 days at $75 per month. He made $45 and had $1 taken out for hospital fees. payments; documents
PLC Pay Stub 3/22/1918 Pay stub for Frank Pitcher. It says that he worked as a cook at Camp No. 10 for 22 days at $113 per month. He made $84.33 and had $1 taken out for hospital fees. payments; documents
Old Onklin Barn 1930 An exterior view of the Old Conklin Barn. John McMana
Personal Visit Document 1994 Documentation of a personal visit to and a phone call with Julius Crane. interviews; documents
Document of Terms A list of terms that were commonly used by lumberjacks from Canada to Mexico on logging operations. documents; vocabulary
PLC Pay Stub 11/2/1917 Pay stub for John Miller. It says that he worked at Camp No. 11 for 30 hours at $35 per hour. He made $1,050 and had $366 taken out by the board. payments; documents
PLC Pay Stub 1/2/1917 Pay stub for Hermon Boyd. It says that he worked as a contractor at Camp No. 11 for $225 per month. He made $187.56 and had $85.95 taken out. payments; documents
PLC Pay Stub 3/19/1918 Pay stub for a man who worked as a scalar at Camp No. 9 for 15 days at $5 per month. He made $2.50. payments; documents
PLC Pay Stub 3/16/1918 Pay stub for W. W. Whitcomb, who worked as a sawyer at Camp No. 10 for 104 hours at $46.50 per hour. He made $48.36 and had $16.90 taken out. payments; documents
Cable System 1915 View of the cable system used for logging. Four logs can be seen suspended using cables. Logs can also be seen spread on the ground of the forest. equipment; logging; forests
Logging Tractor 1915 A tractor with stacks of logs chained to flat cars. A man can be seen standing on top of the stacks of logs and another man can be seen standing next to the cars. logging; tractors
Logging Equipment 1915 A group of men working the logging equipment in a large building. logging; equipment
Log Building 1915 Men sitting and standing on a logs that have been constructed into a structure. structures; men
Ike Miller House 1910 Ike Miller and his family outside the Ike Miller House. Photograph taken in 1910.
Logging Steamboat 1915 View of a steamboat being loaded with stacks of logs. A few men can be seen sitting in a canoe next to the boat. steamboats; logging
Logging Equipment 1915 Three men holding a piece of equipment that is being used to cut down a tree. logging; equipment
Cable System 1915 View of the cable system used for logging. A few logs can be seen suspended and being transported using cables. Logs can also be seen spread on the ground of the forest. equipment; logging; forests
Logging Equipment 1915 Men standing around a piece of logging equipment. Steam and can be seen coming out of the pipe at the top. logging; equipment
Logging Steamboat 1915 A steamboat pulling a group of logs wrapped in chains in. Men can be seen in a boat in front of the logs and one man can be seen standing on top of the logs. steamboats; logging
Logging with Horses 1915 Teams of horses pulling large logs that are sitting on carts. Men can be seen sitting on top of the logs. horses; logging
Bovill Main Street 1913 View of Main Street in Bovill during winter. Many shops can be seen on the street. Beginning from the left, the shops are Major and Peters Barber Shop, Bovill Drug, Spokane Hotel, Anderson and Anderson Barber Shop, Idle Hour Pool Hall, Grant and Giles Dry goods, E. K. Parker Menu's Furnishings, Post Office and Newsstand, and Sherman House. streets; stores; snow
Document of Terms A list of terms that were commonly used by lumberjacks from Canada to Mexico on logging operations. documents; vocabulary
Typed Letter 7/5/1994 A typed letter informing Tom that the photographs had arrived and expressing interest in them. letters; documents
Bovill Main Street 1914 View of Main Street in Bovill after it was rebuilt after the disastrous fire in July of 1914. A person can be seen working in the window of a building. streets; stores
Old Conklin House 1930 An exterior view of the Old Conklin House. John McManama lived here. Photograph taken in 1930.
Logging Operation 1915 View of a PLC logging operation. Men can be seen standing on the equipment. equipment; logging
Log Loading Crew 1915 View of a Bovill log loading crew. Men can be seen sitting on the equipment and standing next to a stack of logs. equipment; logging
Early Day Equipment 1915 View of equipment used in the early days for logging. Men can be seen sitting and standing next to the equipment and a stack of logs can be seen sitting on top of it. equipment; logging
Log Deck 1915 View of a log deck of ponderosa pine. Two men can be seen standing on logs that are spread on the ground of a forest. logs; forests
Cable Repair 1927 A time out at PLC Camp 3A in order to repair a cable on a logging equipment. A stack of logs can be seen stacked around the piece of equipment equipment; logging
Train Load 1925 View of a train hauling stacks of logs on railroad cars. A group of men can be seen standing next to and on the train. trains; logs
Loggers 1927 Two men standing on top of a stack of logs in a forest. Malcolm Rossman is the man on the left. men; logs
Log Loading 1925 View of a PLC log loading operation. Men can be seen standing around a piece of equipment that is loading logs onto railroad cars. equipment; logging
Steam Donkey Operations 1920 View of two steam donkey operations. Two men can be seen standing next to the equipment. equipment
Steam Donkey Operation 1920 Two men standing in front of a steam donkey engine. equipment; men
Kennedy Ford Grange 1925 An exterior view of the Kennedy Ford Grange N. 177. The building was constructed in 1906.
Model 60 Tractor 1920 View of a 'Best' set of high wheels and a model 60 tractor. Two men can be seen standing on top of a stack of logs that are chained to the tractor. tractors; equipment; logging
Model 60 Tractor 1920 View of a 'Best' set of high wheels and a model 60 tractor. A group of men can be seen standing on top of a stack of logs that are chained to the tractor. tractors; equipment; logging
Group Photo 1920 Photo of a group of men. The men are all wearing hats and are standing behind railroad tracks. men; railroads
Yard Crew 1920 Group photo of the Bovill cedar pole yard crew. The men are all wearing hat and are sitting and standing on logs. Two men can be seen holding a saw. men; logging
The Scalers 1920 Document discussing the importance of scaling logs as well as the characteristics of a good scaler. documents; logging
Scaler 1920 A man scaling a log. He can be seen standing among stacks of logs and holding a book in his hand. logging; men
PLC Camp 1920 View of a Potlatch Lumber Company camp. Men can be seen standing next to buildings in the camp. lumber camps; buildings
Cook House 1920 View of the cookhouse at Camp 6. Two men in aprons can be seen standing next to tables that have dishes stacked on them. lumber camps; mess halls
Camp 5 1908 View of Potlatch Lumber Company camp 5, which is located west of Bovill. Men and horses can be seen standing next to white tents on the camp. lumber camps; tents
Bovill Hospital 1925 View of the hospital in Bovill, ID. Two people can be seen standing on the street outside the hospital and a building can be seen behind it. hospitals; buildings
Old Kellmer Place 1925 A view of the buildings and fields around the Old Kellmer Place.
Potlatch Piling 1920 View of the Potlatch selective logging and brush piling. A few men can be seen standing in the forest next to tree stumps, logs laying on the ground, and a railroad track. logging; railroads
Shay No. 100 1920 A group of ladies visiting the Shay No. 100 locomotive near Bovill, Idaho. The locomotive was purchased in 1906 and scrapped in 1939. A group of ladies can be seen standing on the locomotive and man can be seen standing next to it in the snow. locomotives; women
Superintendent Residence 1920 View of T. P. Jones', the logging superintendent, residence in Bovill, Idaho. The house is surrounded by trees and logs. superintendents; houses
Logging 1911 Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down a tree in a forest. logging; trees
White Pine King 1975 Article discussing the largest White Pine tree, which was cut down with the other 'Kings' by the sawyers of the Potlatch Lumber Company on December 12, 1911. white pine; trees; logging
White Pine King 1911 Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down the White Pine King in a forest of other 'Kings' white pine; trees; logging
White Pine King 1911 Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down the White Pine King in a forest of other 'Kings' The white pine king was the largest known white pine. The photo was taken just before the tree fell. white pine; trees; logging
Park Gathering 1955 A photograph of a large group of people in a wooded park eating and conversing. event; group of people
Lifting Logs 1955 The LeTourneau log unloading machine lifting logs from a train car. logs; machines; railroad car
Loading the Truck 1955 The LeTourneau log unloading machine placing logs into the back of a truck. Logs; vehicle; machine; truck
W. McMurray Place Mine Cart (front) 8/28/1984 The front of a wooden mine card from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho. mine; wooden cart
Winter at the Old Kellmer Place 1923 A view of the buildings and snow covered fields around the Old Kellmer Place in winter. Photograph taken about 1923.
LeTourneau Log Unloading Machine 1955 A closer side view of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks carrying a bundle of logs. logs; machines; vehicle; wood
Relaxing by the Trees 1955 A group of people sitting amongst the trees at a park. event; group of people
Tipped Railroad Car 1955 A railroad car that was once filled with logs after it was tipped over by the LeTourneau log unloading machine. logs; machines; railroad car
Finish Line 1955 Women running towards a finish line at the end of a race. race; group of people; women; event
Log Unloading Machine; Full Side View 1955 A full picture of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks. logs; machines; vehicle; wood
LeTourneau Log Unloading Machine Driver 1955 View of the driver and mechanics of the LeTourneau log unloading machine. logs; machines
Log Unloading Machine in the Yard 1955 A front view of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling- like hooks in front of several stacks of logs and the town. logs; machines; vehicle; wood
LeTourneau Log Unloading Machine 1955 A LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks holding onto the logs as they are moved around the yard. logs; machines; vehicle; wood
Running from the Fall 1955 Two men pulling something away from the tipped rail car while others analyze the event. logs; machines; railroad car
Analyzing the Aftermath 1955 Workers inspecting the tipped rail car and the LeTourneau log unloading machine. logs; machines; railroad car
House & Cellar on Doty Place 1925 An exterior view of a house and cellar on Doty Place.
Log Unloading Machine Deconstruction 8/1/1956 The LeTourneau log unloading machine beginning to take off the rooftop of a structure. machines; rooftops; demolition
Office Building 1955 A photograph of an office building with nice landscaping. office; building; landscape
Log Unloading Machine Demolition 8/1/1956 The LeTourneau log unloading machine taking the roof off of a structure. machines; rooftops; demolition
Man on the Phone 6/1/1954 A photograph of a man at his desk on the phone. office; employee; telephone
Retirement Party 12/17/1971 Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund with their wives at their retirement party. retirement; parties; group of people
Retirement Party Guests 12/17/1971 The tables were full at the Log Cabin for Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund's retirement party. retirement; parties; group of people
Retirement Party Toast 12/17/1971 A man giving a toast for Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund at their retirement party. retirement; parties; group of people
Retirement Party Guests 12/17/1971 The opposite view of the guests at Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund's retirement party at the Log Cabin. retirement; parties; group of people
Tent Shaped Building 4/1/1965 A view of a tent shaped building. building; structure
Parking Lot by Tent Shaped Building 12/1/1964 A view of the tent shaped building from the parking lot. building; parking lot
Elk River Sawmill 1911 A panoramic view of the Elk River sawmill as it looked in 1911. Axel helped cut the tree to clear the land for the townsite in 1909. In 1910 he helped derdge out the area for the log pond shown in the foreground.
Five Men 1/1/1956 A photograph of fie men in their coats and hats walking. men; group of people
Directing a Group 1955 A man directing people to go through the line to get food. group of people; food
Distributing Paper Ware and Cups 1955 A group of people behind tables with boxes of cups and paper ware. group of people; food; tableware
Three Men in a Row 1955 Three men sitting in the grass wit a large group of people behind them. group of people; grass;
Pots on a Stovetop 1955 A view of the food cooking in pots while a large group of people wait eagerly behind. group of people; food
A Road Through the Sawmill 1952 A photograph of the road through the sawmill. road; sawmill; outdoors;
Potlatch Anniversary Special Banner 9/1/1955 A photograph of a banner for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special on a Northern Pac train car. banner; anniversary; passenger cars
Waiting for the Train 9/1/1955 A large line of people waiting to get on the train for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special. line; group of people; passenger train
Sawmill Operations 1955 A view over some of the machinery at the sawmill. machinery; outdoors; sawmill
The Passenger Train 9/1/1955 The passenger train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special. train; passenger car
Ned Hanna's 1927 Chevy 1930 Pearl Kellmer driving Ned Hanna's 1927 Chev. Photograph is looking Southeast from the Deep Creek Old Pine Tree.
The Passenger Train 9/1/1955 The passenger train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special. train; passenger car
The Conductor 9/1/1955 The conductor the train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special. conductor; train; passenger cars
Outside the Passenger Train 9/1/1955 A man and a woman with a camera outside the passenger car with the banner for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special. You can see children's heads in the windows. group of people; train; passenger car
Three Men 11/1/1953 Three men of what appears to be different professions. group of people; men
Four Men 7/1/1954 Four men in front of a building. group of people; men
Six Men 1955 A group of six men wearing hats in front of a building. group of people; men
Eight Men 1960 A group of eight men in a building wearing hats. group of people; men
Thirteen Men 12/1/1964 A group of thirteen men in coats to combat the cold weather. group of people; men
Palouse Valley Tree Farm Sign 1960 A sign for the Palouse Valley Tree Farms sponsored by Princeton Mountain Home, Kennedy Ford, and Rock Creek Granges. sign; tree farm; sponsors
Smoke Stack 1960 Three smoke stacks bellowing smoke. smokestacks; smoke
Frank Hanna Near Woody Grade 1923 Frank Hanna, Tom Lowe (of English royal blood), and Sweet John stand by some farming equipment near Woody Grade. Photograph taken in 1923.
American Flag 1960 A photograph of the American Flag with another flag below it. flags;
Sawmill Buildings 1960 A photo of a structure and some buildings at a lumber mill. structure; building; sawmill
Tracks and Platform 1960 A photograph of railroad tracks, a platform, and piping. railroad tracks; platform; pipes
Siding Construction 2/1/1956 A group of people building the side of a structure. construction; building; group of people
Unfinished Structure 2/1/1956 A photograph of an unfinished structure. building; construction
Power Lines 6/1/1955 Power lines behind a building. The photograph over looks rolling hills in the background. power lines; power
Lumber Yard 6/1/1955 A photograph of the lumber yard from a distance. lumber yard; lumber;
Crane on Lumber Road 2/1/1956 A road in a lumber yard leading to a truck with a crane like machine attached. lumber; road; crane
Collapse of a Structure 2/1/1956 The aftermath of a structure being demolished. demolition; structure;
Seven Men on the Job 2/1/1956 A photograph of seven men. Some are posing, some are conversing, and some are walking away. employees; men; group of people
House on the Doty Place 1925 An exterior view of the house on the Doty Place. Byron Crithfield lived here. Photograph taken around 1925.
Crane and Container 1955 A crane lifting a large container that appears to attach to trucks. crane; lift;
Flooded Building 1955 A photograph of the outside of a building during a flood. flood; building;
Flooded Sawmill 1955 A photograph of the flooded sawmill. Flood; buildings; sawmill
Flooding Aftermath 1955-07 The aftermath of the flood at the sawmill. flood; sawmill; logs
Logs After the Flood 1955 Messy piles of logs in mud and large puddles after a flood. flood; sawmill; logs; log pond
Flooded Sawmill Building 1955 A photograph of the outside of a building used at the sawmill during a flood. flood; building; sawmill
Low Water Levels 7/1/1955 A photograph by the main sawmill of the low water levels in the log pond. sawmill; log pond; water
River Dam 7/1/1955 The dam is closed causing low water levels in the log pond. dam; river; log pond
Log Pond at Low Water Levels 7/1/1955 Logs on the muddy remains of log pond. log pond; log; water;
Stranded Logs 7/1/1955 With no water in the pond, logs sit unmoved on the mud. log pond; log; water;
Mrs Gonser and Mrs. Alfred Weible 1925 Flora, Dora, Mrs. Gonser, Lena, and Emma (Mrs. Alfred Weible) posing together in a field.
Dry Log Pond 1955 Logs stranded in the mud of the log pond during a time of extremely low water levels. log pond; sawmill; machinery
Log Slip 1955 A photograph of the log slip used to transport logs from the pond to the mill. log pond; sawmill; machinery
Log Pond 6/1/1955 Logs floating in the log pone next to a grassy hill. log pond; sawmill; water
Frozen Beams 11/1/1955 Beams and other parts of this building structure completely covered in ice crystals. frozen; building;
Building Covered in Ice 11/1/1955 A photograph of a building covered in icicles just in November. frozen; building;
Frozen Structure 11/1/1955 Beams , walls, and other parts of this building completely covered by icicles. frozen; building;
Crane Lifting Block 1965 A crane lifting a concrete block missing the side and top with a pendulum like metal piece in the middle. crane; lift; concrete
Pipe in Ground 1965 A photograph of a pipe in the mud of the ground. pipe; ground; mud
Lineman 6/1/1955 A view of a lineman at the top of a telephone pole with a man leaning against a car watching him from below. utility poles; worker
Rushing Water 5/1/1964 Water rushing from a controlled area to an open area. water; wood
Woodfell, Idaho 1970 A man standing outside a hand built log building, the Woodfell, Idaho, United States Post Office. Photograph taken around 1970.
Atop the Dam 11/1/1955 Five men working on top of the dam. dam; employees; work
Low Water Levels at the Dam 1969 A photograph of the dam with low water levels. dam; water; vehicle
Excavator Digging 1965 An excavator removing dirt from the side of a hill. dirt; dig; excavator; machine; landscaping
Digging Machines 1965 An excavator and an employee on another machine. machine; landscaping
Concrete Structure 1969 A concrete block missing the side and top with a pendulum like metal piece in the middle. concrete; metal; structure; tool
Moving Dirt 1965 An excavator and other machines changing the landscape of the hill by moving dirt. machines; dirt; excavator; landscaping
Smokestack 1965 A photograph of one smokestack. smokestack;
Keep Idaho Green' 5/1/1964 A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.' signs; forests; green
Keep Idaho Green' 5/1/1964 A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.' signs; forests; green
Lumber Carriers 1965 Lumber carriers in the Potlatch lumber yards. lumber; carrier; yard
Near Addy, Washington 1922 John McManama, George McManama, and Mrs. McManama next to their vehicle. Photograph taken in 1922, near Addy, Washington.
Ross Carrier 1965 A photograph of a worker running the ross lumber carrier at the Potlatch mill. lumber; carrier; sawmill
Lumber Yard 1965 The 'Hyster' lifting lumber from the top of a large stack. lumber; lumber yard; equipment
Steam and Power Lines 1964 A view of power lines and steam coming from a building. power lines; steam
Organizing Lumber 1965 The 'Hyster' placing the lumber in a covered area lumber; equipment
Watch Your Step' 1965 A photograph of a sign that reads, 'It's hell to be a cripple, watch your step.' warning signs; steps
Accidents Don't Just Happen' 1955 A photograph of a sign that reads, 'Accidents Don't Just Happen - They are Caused.' warning signs; accidents
Potlatch Steam Engine Retired 1/26/1947 A news article about the retirement of the H.P. Corliss Engine that was installed in 1906. engine; retirement; sawmill; energy
Five Men on a Bench 1965 A photo of five men on a bench at a park for some type of gathering. group of people; bench; park; gathering
Sawyers and Sawing 1946 An article about the processes and training for sawmill activities. sawmill; lumber; employees
Keep Idaho Green' 5/1/1964 A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.' signs; forests; green
Township Map North of Harvard Idaho 1950 A township map of land North of Hardarv, Idaho. Several lots are diagramed, and a hand written note points to Woodfell on the J. J. Johnson lot south of the School.
Tussock Moth Attacks Latah County Woodlands' 10/1/1946 An article from the Family Tree about the Tussock Moth affecting Douglas fir and Grand fir trees in Latah County. It goes through the effects of the moth and how it affects the surrounding environment. moth; tree; forest
Retirement and 25 Year Club 4/1/1946 Page 5 from the Family Tree with articles about Ray Woesner retiring and the formation of the twenty-five year club. retirement; club; newspaper
Keep Idaho Green 4/1/1946 The continuation of an article from The Family Tree about keeping Idaho green throughout tourism and fire hazards. fire; tourism; article
Weyerhaeuser & Co. 3/20/1905 Weyerhaeuser & Co., Lumber, Lath and Shingles in St. Paul, Minnesota letterhead. lumber; shingles; letterhead
Delivered Price List of Western Pine Lumber 4/10/1905 A document containing the delivered price list of western pine lumber and terms of purchase from the Potlatch Lumber Company in Palouse, Washington. price; lumber; terms
Wholesale Delivered Price List 1/15/1905 A document containing the wholesale delivered price list of western pine lumber along with the terms for purchase from the Potlatch Lumber Company. price; lumber; terms; wholesale
Railway, Iron Works, and Forest Fire Association {1907-01-01,1909-05-26,1904-03-26,1909-04-15} Letterheads for: Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway Company, Union Iron Works, and Washington Forest Fire Association. Railway; iron; mining; forest; fire; letterhead
Lumber Company, Manufacturers, and Machinery 7/14/1905 Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company; The National Lumber Manufacturers' Association; and The Berlin Machine Works Builders Wood-Working Machinery. lumber; manufacturing; builder; letterhead
Chamber of Commerce, Retail, Attorney, and Railways {1909-08-31,1909-12-23,1905-02-16,1909-09-03} Letterheads for: Spokane Chamber of Commerce; John W. Graham & Co., wholesale and retail dealers of paper products; W. E. Borah, attorney at law of Boise City, Idaho; and the office of the president of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Puget Sound Railway Company. city; paper; retail; attorney; law; railway; letterhead
Palouse Flour Mill 5/29/1907 Palouse Flour Mill, manufacturers and dealers of fine flour and feed in Palouse, Washington. flour; mill; letterhead
Mill Site at W. McMurray Place 8/11/1984 The mill site on the old Alva Strong Place (W. McMurray Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho. sawmill; site; trees
Aerial Photograph of Deep Creek 9/24/1940 An aerial photograph of the Deep Creek region. Many locations are marked on the photograph: Sandrock Place; Lone Jack Mt.; Cora (OldKidwell Place); Hutton Place; Sam Hutton; Martin Anderson Woolverton Place; Ripley Place; Art Kislig; Old Outside Dance Hall; 4th of July Celebration.
Lumber, Timber, Company, and Bank {1909-07-06,1910-01-24,1909-07-10,1909-01-12} Letterheads for: Bonners Ferry Lumber Company, Northern Lumber Company, Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, Weyerhaeuser & Denkmann Company, and Potlatch State Bank. lumber; timber; company; bank; letterhead
Lumber, Boxes, Shoes, and Iron Works {1910,1909-08-22,1904-03-01,1904-01-25} Letterheads for: the Potlatch Lumber Company, National Lumber & Box Co., Crane Shoe Company, and Diamond Iron Works. lumber; box; shoe; iron; letterheads
Brick & Lime, Saw Tools, and Surety Bonds {1910-01-03,1905-05-01,1905-04-19} Letterheads for: Washington Brick, Lime, & Manufacturing Company; Henry Disston & Sons, Incorporated saw, tool, steel, and file works; and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland surety bonds. brick; manufacturing; steel; saw; bonds; deposit; letterhead
Lumber Manufacturers and Insurance {1909-09-29,1909-09-08,1909-07-12,1909-09-20} Letterheads for: Mann Lumber Company, Potlatch Lumber Company, Lamb-Darrs Lumber Company, and Citizens Fire Insurance Company. lumber; manufacturing; insurance; letterheads
Pine, Fuel & Ice, Forestry Bureau, Railway, and Iron Works {1909-12-01,1904-08-29,1904-01-01,1909-10-05} Letterheads for: Henry Turrish of Pine Lands and Lumber; Union Fuel & Ice Company; United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Forestry, Coeur D' Alene & Spokane Railway Company, Limited; and Union Iron Works of mining, smelting, and saw mill machinery. lumber; fuel; ice; forestry; agriculture; railway; iron; mining; sawmill; machinery; letterheads
Land, Logging, Banks, Timber, Securities, and Improvement {1907-05-03,1904-02-05,1907-07-27,1905-09-07,1904-01-09} Letterheads for: Musser-Sauntry Land, Logging, and Manufacturing Company; the German American National Bank; Drew Timber Company; P.&P.M. Musser Securities Company, and Payette Improvement & Boom Company. land; logging; manufacturing; bank; timber; securities; development; letterheads
Grain, Railway, Lumber, and Manufacturing {1908-12-04,1909-04-05,1909-09-18,1904-02-17} Letterheads for: Washington Grain & Milling Company, dealers in hay, grain, and feed; Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway Company; Potlatch Lumber Company; and Payette Lumber and Manufacturing Company. grain; milling; railway; lumber; manufacturing; letterheads
Lumber, Land Investment, and Boiler Works {1904-07-04,1904-02-10,1904-06-04,1904-04-18} Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company lumber, boxes, and moldings; Wm. Deary, General Manager of the Potlatch Lumber Company; Pine Land Investment Company; Payette Lumber and Manufacturing Company; and Diamond Boiler Works. Lumber; box; land; manufacturing; boiler; letterheads
F. Weyerhaeuser, Lumber, and Fruitlands {1907-06-04,1909-06-04,1909-04-19} Letterheads for: the office of F. Weyerhaeuser, Potlatch Lumber Company, and Lake and Rickerd fruit lands and city property. bank; lumber; fruit; city; letterheads
Boom, Mills, Town site, and House Furnishing Companies {1904-10-13,1884-12-31,1907-09-19,1903-04-24} Letterheads for: the office of St. Joe Boom Company, Limited, organized by F.J. Davies of the Rutledge Timber Company; Glen Roller Mills monthly statements; The Bovill Town site Company, Limited; and Tull an Gibbs, complete house furnishers. company; mills; town site; house; furnishing; letterhead
Township Map 1918 A map depicting railroad lines in Township nos. 40 & 41 by Range Nos. 2W & 1W. The towns of Bovill and Collins are labeled. Several Potlatch Lumber Company camps are identified along the C. M. P. Sp. Railroad. forestry maps
Henry Turrish, State Bank, Lumber, and Weyerhaeuser 7/28/1905 Letterheads for: Henry Turrish, dealer in pine, ha4rdwood, farming lands, logs, and lumber; Muss & Lumber Company; the office of Frederick Weyerhaeuser; and Weyerhaeuser & Company lumber, lath, and shingles all courtesy of Tom Burg. wood; lumber; bank; letterhead
Lumber Pine, Forest, Mills, and Railways 1905 Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company; Northland Pine Company; Potlatch Lumber Company, manufacturers and distributers of Weyerhaeuser Forest Products; W.A. Wilkinson, designer and builder of saw and planing mills; the office of F. Weyerhaeuser; and Spokane & Inland Railway Company. lumber; forest; mills; railway; letterheads
Potlatch Lumber Company Letterheads 1905 Letterheads for: lumber, boxes, and moldings; Wm. Deary, general manager, and general operations of the Potlatch Lumber Company. lumber; boxes; manager; letterheads
Potlatch Lumber Company Letterheads 2 3/1/1905 Letterheads for various aspects of the Potlatch Lumber Company courtesy of Tom Burg. lumber; doors; manager; letterheads
Surety, Tarrant, and Leather Belting {1905-03-06,1905-05-15,1909-12-20} Letterheads for: National Surety Company, Felt & Tarrant Manufacturing Company, and Chicago Belting Company. surety; felt; belts; letterheads
Wholesale Delivered Price List and Terms 1905 The cover and back of the wholesale delivered price list of Idaho White Pine Lumber from the Potlatch Lumber Company. lumber; price; terms;
Wholesale Delivered Price List Inside 1/15/1910 The inside of the wholesale delivered price list of Idaho White Pine from the Potlatch Lumber Company. lumber; price;
Western Pine Price List 12/15/1905 A Western Pine Price List of association standard grades of lumber. lumber; price; timber
Dry Kiln, Insurance, and Advertising {1905-08-02,1905-07-17,1905-04-03} Letterheads for: The Morton Down Draft Moist Air Dry Kiln, Lumbermen's Insurance Company, and National Advertising Company. kiln; lumbermen; advertising; insurance; letterhead
American Hoist & Derrick Co. 5/21/1909 American Hoist & Derrick Co., a contracting and quarrying machinery company based in St. Paul Minnesota, letterhead. engine; hoist; office;
Elk River Historical Society Letter 3/30/2001 A letter from Dawn Tillson containing information about the winter of 1935 and plane activity/crashes in the St. Joe National Forest. forestry letter
Jewell Nursery and Crane Shoe Companies {1897-04-26,1906-07-01} Letterheads on invoices from The Jewell Nursery Company and the Crane Shoe Company. shoe; nursery; cattle; company; letterhead
Labor Journal, Christian Association, Union Church, and Lumber {1909-09-09,1909-11-18,1909-05-03,1910-07-01} Letterheads for: The Washington Labor Journal, Spokane Young Men's Christian Association, The Union Church of Potlatch, and the Potlatch Lumber Company. labor; journal; religion; church; lumber; letterheads
Boiler Inspection, Lumber, Logging, and Mills {1909-07-09,1907-09-21,1904-03-26} Letterheads for: The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Retail Lumber and Fuel of the Potlatch Lumber Company, the logging department of the Potlatch Lumber Company, and W.A. Wilkinson the designer and builder of saw mills, and planing mills. boiler; inspection; lumber; logging; sawmills; designer; letterhead
Lumber; Machines; and the Palouse {1907-06-05,1909-10-15,1906-06-02,1909-05-20,1908-12-17} Letterheads for: Pine Tree Lumber Company, S.A. Woods Machine Company, Potlatch Lumber Company, D. Simpson Co., and the Palouse Business College. lumber; machine; business; college; letterheads
Lumber Companies and Iron Works {1907-09-01,1909-03-24,1905-04-27} Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company, Grays Harbor Commercial Lumber Company, and The Vulcan Iron Works manufacturers of all classes of machinery. lumber; shingles; iron; machinery
Evart' Lumbering Tools 1905 Illustrations of 'Evart' Lumbering tools manufactured by the Evart Tool Company in Evart, Michigan. lumbering; tools; hooks; poles
Lumber and Pine Companies {1909-05-8,1904-01-30,1904-07-05,1903-03-21,1907-02-19} Letterheads for: Laird Norton Lumber Company, Pine Tree Lumber Company, Northland Pine Company; and the Potlatch Lumber Company's Office of Treasurer. lumber; tree; company; letterhead
Missoula Lumber Company 7/25/1907 Missoula Lumber Company, manufacturers of western pine lumber letterhead. lumber; shingles; doors; company; letterhead
Furniture, Timber, Lumber, John B. Rehl, and Merchandise {1904-12-10,1904-06-10,1908-01-13,1905-02-28} Letterheads for: Grice & Son Furniture Dealers, Clearwater Timber Company, Humbird Lumber Company, John B. Rehil, and E. K. Parker & Company General Merchandise. furniture; timber; lumber; merchandise; letterhead
Lumberman Advertising, Plants, Machines, and Locomotives {1909-07-27,1909-09-03,1909-09-19,1909-09-18} Letterheads for: West Coast Lumberman, an advertising medium for mill machinery and lumbermen; W.A. Wilkinson, a designer and builder of lumber plants; The Westinghosue Machine Company of Pittsburg, PA; and Whitney Engineering Company of Heisler geared locomotives, engines, boilers, sawmills, and power plants. sawmill; machinery; engine; lumber; advertising; letterhead
Elk River News Vol. XIV. cont. 11/3/1932 A continuation of Elk River News Front Page's article 'Potlatch Officer Asserts Mill not to be Abandoned' along with Potlatch announcements and a short article about the war veteran employment preference in Idaho. Labor Newspaper Article
Iron and Steel, Logging, Timber Protection, and Town site Companies {1909-07-02,1910-02-25,1909-06-14,1909-08-16} Letterheads for: Willamette Iron and Steel Works Manufacturing Engineers; the Logging Department of the Potlatch Lumber Company; the office of the secretary and treasurer of the Potlatch Timber Protective Association; and The Deary Town site Company. iron; steel; manufacturer; logging; lumber; timber; town site; letterhead
Saws, Lumber Company, and Varnish Works {1905-06-21,1907-02-28,1905-08-30} Letterheads for: Joshua Oldham & Sons band, circular, and gang saws; Potlatch Lumber Company; and Excelsior Varnish Works. saws; lumber; varnish; letterheads
Forest and Conservation History 1/1/1991 Volume 35 of 'Forest & Conservation History.' It is a special issue on Folklore with three stories of lumberjacks and service rangers along with a sampler of forest folklore. lumber; service ranger; forest; folklore
Employees on the Pond 1910 Ten employees on equipment on the log pond. employees; log; pond; equipment
White Pine Trees 1910 Four men in a group of Idaho White Pine Trees. trees; group of people
Steam Powered Log Machine 1910 Employees in the log pond using a steam powered machine to lift logs out of the water. log pond; machine; steam powered; employees
Lumber Yard 1910 A full view of a packed lumber yard. lumber yard; landscape
Shay Engine 1910 A photograph of the Shay engine at the Potlatch Lumber Company hauling lumber. engine; train; lumber
Employees in the Log Pond 1910 Employees on logs with long sticks to maneuver around the pond. log pond; employees; group of people
Tracks and Yard 1910 A view of Potlatch, the lumber yard, and train tracks. lumber yard; railroad tracks;
Elk River News Vol. XIII. Front Page 9/8/1932 The front page of Elk River News addressing lumber business taxes, arson, unemployment grants, mining activities in Elk River, Reverend Richard T. 'Dick' Ferrell, and other small events in Bovil, Deary, Potlatch, and surrounding districts. Idaho Newspaper
Freeze Cemetery 1980 A photograph of the Freeze Cemetery that was built in 1899 in Potlatch, Idaho. church; cemetery; landscape; hills
Men and Tents 1910 Men posing for the photo outside of three tents made from logs and canvas. tents; group of people; forest
Caterpillar Logging 1910 Snowy caterpillar logging in Potlatch, Idaho for the Potlatch Lumber Company. lumber; logging; machine; snow
Potlatch 1910 A view of Potlatch, Idaho. town; buildings; landscape
Three Men and a Tree 1910 Three man standing in front of a tall Idaho White Pine Tree. trees; group of people
Snowy Landscape 1910 A photograph of tree covered mountains surrounding a snow filled valley with some buildings. landscape; trees; forest; mountains; building; snow
White Pine 1910 A photograph from the Potlatch Lumber Company of two men posing by brother and sister white pine trees. trees; group of people
Potlatch Lumber Company 1910 Employees on a stack of logs by the log pond holding a sign that reads 'Potlatch LBR.CO. 1,110,000 Ft.' employees; sign; elevation; logs
Donkey Engine 1910 Three employees moving a donkey engine for the Potlatch Lumber Company. engine; employee
Men in Front of a Building 1910 Eleven men outside a wood building. group of people; buildings
Elk River News Vol. XIV. Front Page 11/3/1932 The front page of Elk River News addressing concerns about the Potlatch Forest Inc. abandoning the Potlatch Mill and accounting department, reopening of Boise Banking Institution, and the war on blister rust. Labor Newspaper Article
Sawmill and Lumber Yard 1910 A view of a full lumber yard and the sawmill. lumber yard; sawmill; landscape
Potlatch Lumber 6. map 5/16/1918 A map of Potlatch Lumber 6 covering Township Nos. 39N and 40N by Range No. 2E. C. M. & S. +P. Line and Potlatch Lbr Co-Spurs are depicted on the map. May 16th 1918. forestry maps
Paul Welo Sawing 1932 A photograph of Paul Welo sawing on rig No. 1 from the 10-19 Gale file. Forestry Labor
Lumber Mill Machine 1932 A photograph of a single employee next to a large machine and log at the lumber mill. Sawmill Equipment
Box Factory Crew 1918 A photograph of 11 members of the Box Factory Crew. Factory Labor
Wayne McMurray Place Pond 8/11/1984 A pond on the Wayne McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho. pond; house; forest
Sawmill Watercolor Card 1945 This painting of a sawmill, with its glowing wigwam burner, was inspired by the scene of workers leaving a small northern Idaho mill at the end of their shift. Alf Dunn, University of Idaho Professor Emeritus of Art, created the watercolor. Bennett Lumber Products, Inc. has generously made the production of this card possible. The sale of this card, a fund-raising project of the Latah County Historical Society, helps us to preserve and interpret the heritage of Latah County. Sawmill Painting
Lumber Mill Employees 4/4/1932 A photograph of employees in Potlatch, ID with a machine to debark lumber. Forestry Labor
Sawmill Watercolor Card Description 1945 A description of the Sawmill Watercolor Card crediting the artist and those who made the production of the card possible. Painting Description
The Star-Mirror Job Advertisement 9/22/1910 An advertisement from 'The Star-Mirror' newspaper for employment of any individual willing to clear stumps and brush in Elk River. The advertisement includes directions to the job site and information needed to apply. Forestry Labor
Excursion to Elk River 6/30/1911 An advertisement from the 'Palouse Republic' for a special excursion train to Elk River Idaho by the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway Company on Tuesday July 4, 1911 for special attractions such as dancing, baseball, concerts, and games. The advertisement includes a time schedule and fares for the train. Railroad event
Anderson Ridge 1998 A tribute to Axel Alfred Anderson (1886-1981) and photograph of 'Anderson Ridge' which was given his name on June 30,1998. The tribute thanks the Federal and State Forest Services, the Federal and State Geographic names Advisory Councils, local agencies, and other supporters. The ridge is ahead of Main Street of old Elk River, Idaho next to 'the Big Swede.' The monument also stands as a remembrance of Gustave Malker and Per Emil Anderson. Wilderness Monument
Elk River Mill Site 1910 A photograph of a mill site and material for the Elk River Mill. Forestry Mill
Elk River Pond Pile Driving Crew 1910 A photograph of the pond pile driving crew at Elk River. Forestry Mill
Elk River Log Pond Driving 1910 A photograph of the crew driving piling in the Elk River log pond. Forestry Mill
Elk River's First House Morris Drug 1910 A photograph of the first house in Elk River, Idaho which became Morris Drug. Idaho Drugstores
Deep Creek Area- Idaho 8/11/1984 A photograph looking south over Deep Creek Area, Idaho. landscape; trees; fields
Idaho Fire Loss Heavy 1910 A newspaper article describing the damage the 1910 fire first caused in the Palouse/Elk River area and how the damage affects the Potlatch Lumber company and the Potlatch Timer Protective association. A.L. Maxwell, the leader of Elk River's Potlatch Lumber company's office, reports on the completion of the big mill at Elk river. Forest Fires
Elk River Home 1915 A photograph of a home and its residents with stumps from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller. Idaho Homes
Elk River Trading Post 1915 A photograph of residents and a trading post from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller. Idaho Trading Post
Elk River Mill 1910 A photograph of the Elk River Mill which employed 200 men from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller. Forestry Mill
Elk River Mess Hall 1911 A photograph of the mess hall at Elk River from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller. Idaho Messhall
Elk River, Idaho 6/1/1924 A photograph of Elk River, Idaho from June of 1924. Idaho Landscapes
Elk River, Idaho_2 1910 A photograph of Elk River, Idaho in 1910 from the Gale files. Idaho Landscapes
Elk River Mill_2 1911 A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho. Sawmill Factories
Elk River Mill Employees 1911 A photograph of Elk River Mill employees o a machine that appears to move logs. Sawmill Equipment
Elk River Mill_4 1911 A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho. Sawmill Factories
Group at W. McMurray Place 8/11/1984 Wayne McMurray, Don Strong, Pete Clausen, Calvin Kreid, Dwight Strong, George Strong, Irving Strong, Alber Clausen, and Clifford Ott in a photograph taken by Joe Peluso at the Wayne McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho. group of people; land
Elk River Train Depot 1913/1914 A photograph of the train depot in Elk River, Idaho. Idaho Railroad Stations
Elk River Mill Log Wash 1911 A photograph of the log 'slip,' depicting how a log went from the pond to the sawmill with the log wash in operation. Sawmill Factories
Elk River Mill_3 1911 A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho from the view of the log pond. Sawmill Factories
Snow Covered Elk River, Idaho 1913/1914 A photograph of homes in Elk River, ID buried in several feet of snow. Idaho Settlements and Landscapes
Snow Covered Elk River, Idaho_2 1913/1914 A photograph of a home in Elk River, ID buried in several feet of snow during the winter. Idaho Settlements and Landscapes
Elk River School House 1915 A photograph of the school house in Elk River, ID. Idaho Schools (buildings)
Elk River Sawmill Electricity 1911 An article excerpt saying, 'The Elk River sawmill was built around 1910 by the old Potlatch Lbr. Co. It was an all electric three 9' foot band mill. The electric power supplied by two steam turbines generators installed in the power house.' Forestry Electricity
Elk River Planer 1911 A photograph of the planer taking shape. Planer Mill
Elk River Sorting Shed and Electric Transfer 1911 A photograph of the Elk River Sorting Shed and Electric Transfer for the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho. Idaho Buildings
Elk River Buildings 1911 A photograph of the Elk River train station and a furniture store. Idaho Businesses
Potlatch Mercantile Fire 1/13/1963 A photograph of the Potlatch Mercantile Fire being put out in Potlatch, Idaho. fire; mercantile buildings
Elk River, Idaho_3 1911 A photograph of several buildings and civilians in Elk River, Idaho. Idaho Towns
Elk River, Idaho_4 1911 A photograph of snow covered buildings in Elk River, Idaho Idaho Towns
Elk River Train 1911 A photograph of men and a train in Elk River, Idaho. Idaho Trains
Elk River Fire 1914 A photograph of Elk River with a fire coming in over the mountains in the summertime. Forest Fires
Elk River C.M.P. Depot 1913 A photograph of Elk River's C.M.P. Depot. Idaho railroad Stations
Elk River, Idaho_5 1913 A photograph of two men and a lot of snow in Elk River, Idaho. Idaho Towns
Elk River, Idaho Winter Scene 1913 A photograph of Elk River covered in snow. Idaho Landscapes
Elk River Mill_5 1913 A photograph of the sawmill in Elk River, Idaho during a snowy winter. Sawmill Factories
Elk River State Bank 7/9/1923 A photograph of the interior of Elk River's State Bank with Manager Virgil Gleason. Idaho Buildings
Elk River, Idaho Icicles 1913 A photograph of a man using his axe to chop down massive icicles from a building in Elk River, Idaho. Idaho Buildings
105 Train Cars of Logs 3/20/1905 The longest log train in the world of 105 cars in Potlatch, Idaho. logging; logs; train
Start Big Mill and Serious Blaze at Elk River 5/28/1911 Two entries from the Palouse Republic with information regarding the status of the Potlatch Lumber company's' sawmill and Elk River (the amount of logs and employees, why it is a great sawmill, etc.) on April 28, 1911 and an entry regarding a large fire in Elk River on September 1, 1911. Forestry Journal
Winter Forest Road 1911 A photograph of a curvy road through bare trees potentially after a fire. Idaho Landscapes
Elk River Views Receive Approval 11/3/1911 An entry from the Palouse Republic containing details and praise from G. B. Joslin's visit to Elk River and the photographs he took throughout the duration of his visit. It contains letters from Browning Engineering company from Cleveland, Ohio and A.H. Averill Machine company from Portland, Oregon. Forestry Journal
Elk River Prospers 11/1/1911 An entry from the Palouse Republic with information about William L. Maxwell of Elk River, Idaho's trip to Spokane, Washington and his statements about the state of the Elk River Sawmill and the timber processed within it. Forestry Journal
Electric Green Lumber Transfer and Shed 1911 A photograph of the electric green lumber transfer and green chain shed at Elk River. Forestry Equipment
Sawmill Under Blanket of Snow 1911 A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill in Elk River, Idaho under a blanket of snow. Sawmill Factories
Sawmill Deck Area 1911 A photograph of a sawmill deck area and the three head rigs. Sawmill Equipment
The Planing Mill 1911 A photograph of the planing mill. Planer Mill
Electric Generating Equipment 1911 This photo shows the electric generating equipment at the Elk River plant, installed in 1910. It was the source of all electric power for the entire mill, and in the 'early days' to the town, in the evening hours, as well. The two generators and Parsons type steam turbines were built by Westinghouse. One unit, serial No. 801, was rated at 625 K.V.A the other with serial No. 766, was rated at 1000 K. V. A. Both operating at 600 volts, 3-phase, 60 cycles and 3,600 R.P.M. After Elk River was closed down the larger unit was moved andinstalled at the Potlatch mill, and was then reqired to suppply 2400 volts. Originally the each cost around $17 and $20,000.00. Sawmill Machinery
Electric Generating Equipment Description 1911 A description of the Electric Generating Equipment referencing their power levels and cost. Sawmill Machinery Description
Mr. Ogden Armour's Prize Winning Team 1905 Mr. Ogden Armour's International Draft Horse Champions. They were gray Percheron geldings under the direction of Sells-Floto Shows. Draft horses; shows; races
White Pines West of Collins 9/28/1913 Loggers with white pines located 1.5 miles west of Collins located S.E. N.E. Sec. 34 T42N. logging; white pine; group of people; forest
Loggers in the Forest 1913 A photograph of loggers in the forest. Forestry Loggers
Sec. 9 39N, 2E 1913 A photograph of four men in front of a tree at Section 9, 39 North, 2 East. Forestry Loggers
Elk River, Idaho_6 1910 A photograph of the landscape of Elk River, Idaho in 1910. Idaho Settlements and Landscapes
Elk River Steam Shovel 1910 A photograph of a steam shoevel at work in Elk River, Idaho. Sawmill Equipment
Lumber at Elk River 1913 A photograph of air drying of lumber at Elk River which was a lost cause due to heavy snows and a shorty drying season. Sawmill Lumber
Elk River Mill and Elk Butte 1913 A photograph of a view of the Elk River plant from the south with Elk Butte in the background. Sawmill Landscapes
Elk River, Idaho_7 1913 A photograph of another view of Elk River, Idaho looking northeast from the hospital area with the boading house shown in the left foreground. Idaho Settlements and Landscapes
Green Chain at Elk River 1913 A photograph of the green chain at the Elk River sawmill. Sawmill Equipment
Elk River Sawmill Plant 1913 A photograph looking southeast over the Elk River Sawmill Plant. Sawmill Landscapes
Refuse Burner at Elk River 1923 An 8x11 photograph looking north at the refuse burner at Elk River with a description of its 33 foot diameter, and 123 foot height. It did not have a brick lining, but it did have an 18' wide complete water jacket 72 feet high. It ahd an original cost of about $26,000 Sawmill Factories
Potlatch Mill Engine 1920 The Twin City Engine at the Potlatch Mill that's wheel had a 24' diameter with a 4' wide belt that was 1' thick. sawmill; engine;
Elk River Mill_6 1923 A photograph looking east at the Elk River Sawmill with timber and tie dock in the foreground. Sawmill Factories
Elk River Mill_7 1923 A photograph looking southeast over the Elk River Sawmill plant. Sawmill Factories
Weastinghouse Steam Turbine 1923 A photograph of an employee and the Weastinghosue steam turbine unit that drives the electric generator. Sawmill Machinery
Elk River Mill Drying Kilns 1923 A photograph ot the dry kilns at the Elk River Sawmill with Elk Butte in the background. Sawmill Factories
Elk River Mill Switch Board 1923 A photograph of the electric power distribution plant switch board. Sawmill Electrical Systems
Planer Mill at Elk River 1923 A photograph of the Planer Mill at Elk River. Planer Mill
Steam and Electric Generating Plant 1923 A photograph of the steam and electric generating plant. Steam Power Plants
Green Chain 1923 A photograph of the green chain at the Elk River sawmill. Sawmill Equipment
Elk River Mill Interior 1923 A photograph of the interior of the Elk River sawmill. Sawmill Interior
Elk River Planer Interior 1923 A photograph of the interior of the Elk River Planer. Planer Mill Interior
Potlatch Mercantile Store 3/29/1905 A photograph of the Grocery Department (left wall) of the Potlatch Mercantile Company Store with Manning Fansler, white sleeves behind the counter; Manager McDonald, white sleeves in front of the counter; Charles McDonald, white hat in front of the counter; and others. mercantile buildings; manager; group of people; grocery
Elk River Mill Shipping Dock 1923 A photograph of the shipping dock for the Elk River Sawmill. Sawmill Shipping Dock
Elk River Mill_8 1913 A photograph of the Elk River Sawmil. Sawmill Landscapes
Planer Machines 1913 A photograph of planer machines in Elk River that were all manufactured by Berlin Machine Works in Beloit, Wisconsin. Planer Mill Machinery
Jeffery Electric DC Battery Locomotive 1913 A photograph of a Jeffery electric DC battery locomotive with 7 tram cars. Electric Trains
Sawmill Employees by White Pine 1920 A photograph of sawmill employs with special Idaho White Pine. Idaho White Pine
Sawmill Employees Displaying White Pine 1920 A photograph of sawmill employees showing off a nice Idaho White Pine board. IWP match stock drying behind the man on the right. Idaho White Pine
Sawmill Planer Dry Kilns 1920 A photograph of the Planer and a battery of 12 Northwest Blower dry kilns that were 121 feet long. Behind is a view of Elk Butte. Planer Mill
Elk Creek Flat 1920 A photograph of the Elk River sawmill and information regarding the Elk Creek flat where the plant was built and how it was so swampy that there was a $125,000.00 cost in 1910 to build the platforms, planking, and tramways above ground. Sawmill Factories
Foreman Geo. Stillwell 1920 A photograph of Geo. Stillwell, a foreman of dry kilns at Elk River then Potlatch. Sawmill Employee
Superintendent Andrew Bloom 1920 A photograph of Andrew Bloom, supt. of Elk River operations. Sawmill Employee
Road from R. Clausen Place 5/1/1989 The road from the R. Clausen place to the Burden Schools. road; field; landscape; school
Andrew Bloom Family and Car 1930 A photograph and caption of Andrew Bloom with his 1926 Packard and four children (Eleanor and Andrew Jr. on the running board and Alice and Frances inside the car). Bloom came to Elk River in the early 1900's to supervise the new Potlatch mill. At the time of the article, Frances was the only living family member. Sawmill Employee Car
Elk River Community Center 10/10/1980 A photograph of the new Elk River $200,000 community center. Community Centers
Elk River Community Center Front 10/10/1980 A photograph of the front view of Elk River's community center. Community Centers
Elk River Community Center Article 10/23/1980 A newspaper article from the Clearwater Tribune in Orofino, Idaho about the $200,000 Community Center dedicated to Elk River. The article mentions appearances by Governor John Evans, the Andrew Bloom pioneering family, Mayor Everett Lovell, the governor sponsor and Clearwater County Commissioner candidate Bill Crutcher, Miss Elk River Rita Coomer, Mayor Tracy Planagan, and others. The luncheon was followed by a question and answer period with the students from a participating school. Several awards and certificates were presented at the time. Community Centers
Elk River Dedication Luncheon Attendees 10/10/1980 A photograph of Elk River Princess Cindy Jarvis, Governor John Evans, Alice Bloom Swendig, Frances Bloom Wood, and Dr. Andrew Bloom at the dedication luncheon of Elk River's community center. Community Centers
Andrew Bloom and Child 1920 A photograph of Andrew Bloom, unit manager at Elk River, with a child. Sawmill Employee Infant
Lima 3-Truck in Elk River 1920 A photograph of a Lima 3-truck Shay used at the Elk River operations that was scrapped in 1929. Photo courtesy of John Miller and from 'The Trees GrewTall.' Forestry Train
Plant Fire Brigade of Potlatch Lumber Company 1922 A photograph of the plant fire brigade for Potlatch Lumber Company of Elk River in 1922 with Dewey LaVoy at the extreme right. Fire Department
Landing Near Camp 14 1920 A photograph of work horses, equipment, lumber, and employees at the landing near camp 14. Forestry Employees
Mary Hendley Recollection of Elk River 4/10/1970 A newspaper article from the Clearwater Tribune about Mrs. Mary Hendly for her 85th birthday. She recalls the booming town of Elk River in the early days when she and her husband ran a hotel there. Elderly Persons Biography
Strong's Golden Anniversary 9/5/1989 A newspaper clipping from the Idahoan/The Daily News announcing Dwight and Cleora (Nirk) Strong's 50th wedding anniversary on September 29, 1989 along with a date and location for a celebration. anniversary; newspaper clippings; celebration
Loading Logs Near Camp 14 1920 A photograph of Elk River employees loading logs near camp 14 with a large piece of equipment. Forestry Labor
Planer and Shipping Dock 1920 A photograph of the planer and shipping dock at the Elk River Mill. Shipping Centers
Lima Shay Locomotive 1913 A photograph of the 101 locomotive used at Elk River that was a 65 ton, 3-truck, Lima Shay scrapped in 1939. Photograph from 'Railrad Man' by Walker Gamble. Lumber Locomotive
Elk River Sawmill Interior 1920 A photograph of the interior of the Elk River sawmill with a trimmer at the left of the photo. Sawmill Factories
Elk River Timber 1915 A photograph of a stand of Elk River timber approximately 4 miles southwest of the town. Idaho Timber
Elk River Timber_2 1915 A photograph located in Section 9, 39 N, R2E of Elk River Timber. Idaho Timber
Elk River Camp 2 1915 A photograph of the men of Elk River Camp 2 from 'The Trees Grew Tall,' courtesy of John Miller. Forestry Camp
Elk River Camp 4 1915 A photograph of Daisy Wunderlich (right) at camp 4 north of Elk River. Forestry Camp
Elk River Camp 4 Kitchen Crew 1915 A photograph of the kitchen crew of camp 4 north of Elk River. Daisy Wunderlich in center rear. Forestry Camp
Elk River Upper Basin Operations 1915 A photograph of operations on the upper basin of Elk River. Idaho Forestry
1st Wagon Road to Zimmerman Place 10/1/1989 The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho. road; forest
Diary of W.L. Maxwell 7/31/1951 A letter from W.L. Maxwell (Wilmington, Delaware) to Axel A. Anderson (Elk River, Idaho) containing exerpts from Maxwell's diary in 1910 when the two men were together working for the mill in Elk River. Mostly containing names of the individuals they worked with, and a little about the things they did. Historic Diaries
Tom E. Hanley Railroad Conductor 1915 A photograph of a logging railroad conductor, Tom E. Hanley, watching loading operations. Forestry Railroad
Elk Butte Lookout Tower 1915 A photograph of Elk Butte Lookout tower NE of Elk River at an elevation of 5790. Idaho Watchtower
Horses at Elk River 1922 A table with the type, name, weight, and age of the horses at Elk River. Horse Records
Elk River Timber_3 1915 A photograph located in Secion 8-39-2 of Elk River Timber. Idaho Timber
Horses at Elk River cont. 1922 A table with the type, name, weight, and age of the horses at Elk River along with the total horses. There is also a photo of the railroad coal bunkers of the upper basin in Elk River attatched to the document. Horse Records
Water Power in Elk River Letter 4/7/1909 A letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber Company, about the prospects of building a dam on either Bull Run or Elk Creek. The letter goes into detail about potential energy output and location of the dam. Hydroelectric power
Potlatch Historical Society Beginning 5/9/1999 A letter in response to Mr. Lee Gale from a man who compliments him and his endeavors to preserve the history of the Potlatch Lumber Company. The second page goes into more detail about the demise of the Mill when mergers begain and names were changed. Historic forestry
Water Power in Elk River Letter pg. 2 4/7/1909 Page two of a letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber Company, about the prospects of building a dam on either Bull Run or Elk Creek. The letter goes into detail about potential energy output and location of the dam. Hydroelectric power
Water Power in Elk River Letter pg. 3 4/7/1909 Page three of a letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber Company, about the prospects of building a dam on either Bull Run or Elk Creek. The letter goes into detail about potential energy output and location of the dam. Hydroelectric power
1st Wagon Road to Zimmerman Place 10/1/1989 The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho. road; forest
Recapitulation Entire Elk River Plant pg. 2 1/20/1923 An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page two states the new replacement value, depreciated value, and insurable value of all the construction and equipment costs for each building in the plant. Sawmill Appraisals
Elk River Timber_4 1915 A photograph located in section 9-39-2 of Elk River Timber. Idaho Timber
Recapitulation Entire Elk River Plant pg. 3 1/20/1923 An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page three continues page two's list of new replacement value, depreciated value, and insurable value of the buildings then continues to list the values for miscellaneous construction needs. Sawmill Appraisals
Recapitulation Entire Elk River Plant pg. 4 1/20/1923 An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page four finishes the list of new replacement, depreciated, and insurable values of miscellaneous construction from the third page. Sawmill Appraisals
Elk River Plant Recapitulation Basis of Prices 1/20/1923 Introduction to the appraisal of the Elk River plant that goes into detail the prices and summary values that were used to calculate the value of the Elk River plant. Sawmill Appraisals
Elk River Plant Recapitulation Basis of Prices cont. 1/20/1923 A continuation of the introduction to the appraisal of the Elk River plant. This document finishes the list of prices and summary values used to appraise Elk River and is signed by the Secretary-Treasurer of General Appraisal Company. Sawmill Appraisals
Weyerhaeuser Visits Mill 1970 A newspaper article about Frederick Weyerhaeuser coming to Elk River to do an annual inspection of the plant. The article goes into detail about Weyerhaeuser's belief of the lumber industries prospects and the affect politics has on lumber. Forestry Industry
Elk River Timber_5 1915 A photograph of Elk River timber. Idaho Timber
Ma Vine 1976 The beginning of a section from 'Everyone has a Story' by David Johnson entitled 'Ma Vine.' The photo contains an image of Ma Vine, the prologue, and a few paragraphs into the story. Historic Biographies
Ma and Pa Vine 1962 A newspaper article about Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vine's 63rd Wedding Anniversary. They were married August 23, 1899 in Greenwood, Wisconsin and moved to Elk River in 1919. Ernest Vine was a blacksmith for Potlatch Forests, Inc. for 22 years until the mill shut down. Wedding Anniversary
1st Wagon Road to Zimmerman Place 10/1/1989 The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho. road; forest
Spry as a Country Hoedown 4/21/1978 An article about Rannie Vine, her past, her stories, and her beliefs about how to live life. Historic Biographies
Town Map 1928 A map depicting lots and streets of Elk River, Idaho from Front St. to Fourth St. and Fir St. to Spruce St. Town Maps
Potlatch Lumber Company Red Office Building 1988 A photograph of the red office building for Potlatch Lumber Company. Idaho Buildings
El Nino Note 1988 A note from John Anderson to Mr. Lee Gale comparing the weather in Montana to La Nina and El Nino. Weather Note
Elk River Days Parade Grand Marshalls 9/1/1994 An article about William 'Ray' and Virginia Hill's history together for the past 55 years and their time in Elk River that lead them to become the Grand Marshalls of the Elk River Days parade. Parade; Anniversary
The Sage of Hatter Creek cont. 1994 A continuation of an article entitled, 'The Sage of Hatter Creek' about compromising values and integrity to fit in. It starts with a small summary of the end of Jesus's life and ends with saying we must 'weep bitterly' and do what we are supposed to. Axiology; Ethics
Remains of the Potlatch Lumber Company 1989 A description by John Anderson of the demise of Potlatch Lumber Company and the small town of Elk River attributing to the rich history. Historic Towns
Elk River Days Parade Grand Marshalls cont. 9/1/1994 A continuation of an article about William 'Ray' and Virginia Hill's history together for the past 55 years and their time in Elk River that lead them to become the Grand Marshalls of the Elk River Days parade. Parade; Anniversary
Potlatch Lumber Company Statement of Time 10/31/1919 A check made to Homer Delton for $32.25 after working for seven hours at $6/hr and deducting his board fee of $9.75. He was a part of Camp No. 9 at the Potlatch Lumber Company. Check Stub; Time Card
Potlatch Lumber Company Check 7/31/1916 A check made to N. Magnuson for $42.85 for full services during the month of July,1916. Certified Checks
9 Deer on Zimmerman Place 10/1/1989 Nine deer on Ruke Zimmerman Place road; deer; forest
Postcard Front 1/7/1994 The front of a postcard to Lee Gale in Colfax, Washington from D. Beverly Hughes of Elk River. The front of the postcard also includes telephone numbers. Postcard
Early Day Information 3/30/1997 A letter to Lee Gale regarding early day information Roger and Jimmy Kreisher have in Kendrick. Provided is a phone number and address with no attatched name. Circular Letters
Postcard Back 1/7/1994 The back of a postcard to Lee Gale in Colfax, Washington from D. Beverly Hughes of Elk River. The postcard informs Mr. Gale that Hughes has a lot of information for him about the Trumbull homesteaders but she had lost his address and the information won't be accessible until spring. Postcard
Closing of Morris Drug 7/2/1992 A newspaper article explaining a brief history of Morris Drug, why it closed, and what the Morris's have planned for their knitting business. Drugstore Closing
Mill Pond, Elk River, Idaho 5/21/1992 A photograph of Mill Pond, Elk River, Idaho published in the Clearwater Tribune on May 21, 1992 in Orfino, Idaho. The photo was originally sent to Ira Cram in 1919 and was given to the Tribune by Gene Cram. It was sent to Lee Gale from D. Beverly Hughes with a short letterletting him know the pond was still there but not much else. Circular Letters; Ponds
Elk River Mill Pay Roll 12/1/1916 The payroll for Potlatch Lumber Company at Elk River Mill in December of 1916. Payroll Records
Elk River Timber_7 1915 A photograph of Elk River timber. Idaho Timber
Elk River, Idaho Water Works System 4/1/1928 A bluepring of Elk River, Idaho's water work system. It displays all the tanks and fire wood stove pipe (1 1/2' by 2' iron pipe) along with fire hydrants and gate valves. Water Works Blueprint
Elk River Timber_6 1915 A photograph of Elk River timber. Idaho Timber
Elk River Timber_8 1915 A photograph of Elk River timber. Idaho Timber
9 Deer on Zimmerman Place 10/1/1989 Nine deer on Ruke Zimmerman Place road; deer; forest
Elk River Timber_9 1915 A photograph of Elk River timber. Idaho Timber
Elk River Timber_10 1915 A photograph of Elk River timber located in SE-NE Sec. 8-T39-R2E. Idaho Timber
Elk River Operation 1911 A photograph of an operation at Elk River. Idaho Timber
Elk River Operation Upper Basin 1915 A photograph of an operation at the upper basin of Elk River. Forestry Labor
Elk River Mill Pond Fishing 1912 A photograph of two men fishing in mill pond in Elk River. Fishing Areas
Elk River Camp and Log Landing 1915 A photograph of an Elk River Camp and log landing. Forestry Camp
Elk Creek Upper Basin Line 1915 A photograph of a locomotive going down the Elk Creek Upper Basin line. Forestry Labor
Elk River Upper Basin Camp 1920 A photograph of a log landing camp and loading area of the Upper Basin in Elk River. Forestry Camp
First Fire Warden of Potlatch Timber 1905 A photograph of the first fire wardern of Potlatch Timber Pro.Ass'n of Elk River Fire Prevention
Archie Newcomb and Horse Logging 1905 A photograph of Archie Newcomb and fellow loggers at Elk River horse logging. Horse Logging
Bell Mill on Deep Creek 1905 Fred L. Bell's sawmill on Deep Creek. His wife was Jennie Powers of Palouse. sawmill; creek; group of people
Vic Beplate Place 1988 The Vic Beplate Place during the winter of 1988-1989 house; shop; snow; winter
Potlatch Lumber Company in Elk River 1928 A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill in Elk River, Idaho. Sawmill Landscapes
Skidding Teams of Camp 14 1915 A photograph of the horse skidding teams of camp 14 at Oviat Creek. Forestry Horses
Elk River Upper Basin Camp 15 1915 A photograph of a winter scene at camp 15 of the upper basin in Elk River, Idaho. Forestry Camp
Elk River Logging Operation 1913 A photograph of a logging operation in Elk River, Idaho. Idaho Forestry
Electric Donkey Number 2 1911 A photograph of Donkey #2 skidding cedar poled to landing with a 3000' range near Elk River. Forestry Equipment
Electric Donkey Number 1 1911 A photograph of Electric Donkey No. 1 in operation. Forestry Equipment
Electrical Logging Operation Report 5/1/1911 A report from 'The Timberman' with an exerpt from a paper by E.J. Barry about the Potlatch Lumber Company's plan for the operation of the equipment for the new electrically operated camp near Elk River, Idaho. The paper discusses transmission line protection, location, length, power, and electrical work for the electric logging systems. Forestry Equipment
Electric Road Engine Performance Report 8/1/1911 A performance report for an electric road engine at the Elk River camp of the Potlatch Lumber Company. The report goes in detail about the power and strength of the machine under varying durations and pressures. This test opened up several opportunities for electricity in the logging field. Courtesy of Steven Gatke. Forestry Equipment
Electric Logging Donkey 1920 A photograph of the motor control on an electric donkey by electrical engineer E.J. Barry for the Potlatch Lumber Company's electric logging camp. Forestry Equipment
The First Electric Donkey 1920 A photograph of the first electric donkey at the Potlatch Lumber Company's camp in Elk River, Idaho designed by electrical engineer E.J. Barry Forestry Equipment
Lone Jack Mountain 10/1/1989 A photograph looking towards Lone Jack Mountain from the Vic Beplate Place. mountain; road; rainbow
Transformer Car 1920 A photograph of a trasformer car used for electric logging designed by electrical engineer E.J. Barry at the Elk River, Idaho Camp for the Potlatch Lumber Company. Forestry Equipment
High Lead Yarding 1920 A photograph for high lead yarding at Potlatch Lumber Company's Elk River Camp. Used for electric logging with E.J. Barry as the electical engineer. Forestry Equipment
Transformer Car and Electric Donkey 1915 A photograph of a transformer car and electric donkey with a connecting electrick cable at the Potlatch Lumber Company Elk River, Idaho Camp.Used for electric logging with E.J. Barry as the electrical engineer. Forestry Equipment
Men Eating Lunch Near Elk River, Idaho 1915 A photograph of unidentified men eating fresh trout for lunch near Elk River. Forest Lunch
Interior of Sawmill 1913 A photograph of an interior view of the sawmill in 1913 courtesy of Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Interior
The Steam Power Plants 1970 A document containing specifics of the two steam power plants at the sawmill in Potlatch. It contains information about the size of the boilers and smoke stacks, the cost of the boilers and installation, how they were built, the steam whistles and what they were used for, and the best time of year to work in the department. Steam Plants; Sawmill
Plant Flood 1915 A photograph of the sawmill plant site during a spring flood around 1910-1912. It appears the first dry kilns were under construction and all the lumber trucks are empty. Sawmill Site
Pond Log Slip 1915 A photograph of the loading area of the pond log slip with the boiler house and burner in background. Sawmill Pond
Sawmill Interior 1913 A photograph of the sawmill interior courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Interior
Filing Room 1915 A photograph of employees in the saw filing room. Courtesy of Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Interior
Albert Clausen 11/1/1989 Albert Clausen on Ruke Zimmerman's Place. portrait; tree
Roll Cases and Transfer Chains 1915 A photograph of the roll cases and transfer chains within the sawmill. Photo courtesy of Paul Welo Sawmill Interior
Rig No. 1 1920 A photograph of the number 1 rig and some workers. Courtesy of Paul Welo Sawmill Equipment
The Burner 1920 A summary of the use and demise of the Potlatch burner with a photograph. Sawmill Burner
Lumber Yard 1930 A north view of part of the lumber yard with the Peterson farm in the background. The white dot in the trees to the right is were todays USFS Ranger Station is located. Lumber Yard
Planing Machines 1915 A photograph of the input side of belt driven planing machines from a single overhead line shaft. They were powered by one 750hp Corliss steam engine. Sawmill Planer
Filing Room 1920 A photograph of a worker in the saw filing room. Courtesy of Paul Welo Sawmill Interior
Ben Swafford 1920 A photograph of Ben Swafford a long time Elk River and Potlatch sawmill foreman. Sawmill Foreman
Allison W. Laird 1915 A photograph of the 1913-1930 unit manager at the Potlatch Lumber Company Allison W. Laird. Sawmill Manager
Loading Timbers 1915 A photograph of workers loading timbers for shipment. Photo courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Timber
Workers 1915 A photograph of employees at the sawmill. Sawmill Employees
Ruke Zimmerman 11/1/1989 Ruke Zimmerman on his property. portrait; tree
Deary and the Bells 1907 A photograph of Wn. Deary (manager), F.S. Bell (secretary), and Bell's son Laird Bell. They were early figures in the formation of the Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill Figures
Lumber 1915 A photograph of employees and lumber at the sawmill. Sawmill Lumber
Cleaning Pond 1915 A photograph of the frequent chore of cleaning out the pond of debris and miscellaneous dirt off the logs. Sawmill Pond cleaning
Lumber Shipping Dock 1920 A photograph of the lumber shipping dock at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho around 1920. The workers are on electric buggies to transport lumber to the shipping dock. The lumber is stacked on end in the back to prevent dust accumulation, reduce lumber damage, and efficiently use floor space. Lumber Storage
Weyerhaeuser Men 1911 A photograph of the men who came west with Weyerhaeuser to start up the Potlatch mill. They had jobs like clerk, foreman, superintendents, and chief graders. Photo was taken prior to 1915. Sawmill Employees
Japanese Trade Delegation 1909 A photograph of a 55 member Japanese trade delegation that visited Potlatch during their 80 day tour of the U.S. Visitors; Tours
The Mill 1915 A photograph of the Mill at Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, ID. Sawmill; lumber
Japanese Trade Delegation at Pond 1909 A photograph of the Japanese trade delegation at the log pond. Visitors; Tours
Plant Supervisors 1911 A photograph of J.P. Hambly, yard supervisor; B.J. Wagner, shipping supervisor; A.J. Kust, planing mill supervisor; and M.G. Wagner, dry sheds and dock supervisor at the lumber shipping office. They all had to work closely together to expedite lumber shipping orders. Sawmill Employees
Box Factory, Planer, and Shipping Dock 1920 A photograph of the shipping dock, box factory, and planer with a full load of lumber on the train from the yard to the planer. Sawmill; Lumber
Victor Beplate 11/1/1989 Victor Beplate on Ruke Zimmerman's Place. portrait; tree
Power Plant No. 2 1920 A photograph of the number 2 power plant at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho Power Plant: Sawmill
The Sawmill 1915 A photograph of the sawmill in Potlatch, Idaho with a view of the log pond and log slip. Sawmill; lumber
Oscar Swenson 1915 A photograph of grader Oscar Swenson Sawmill Employees
Wilber Cunningham and Albert Johnson 1915 A photograph of dry and green lumber foreman Wilber Cunningham and Albert Johnson. Sawmill Employees
Main Mill 1915 A photograph of the main mill at Potlatch Lumber company Sawmill; Lumber
Erick Matson and Charlie Peterson 1915 A photograph of Erick Matson and Charlie Peterson checking on lumber grading. Sawmill Employees
W. D. Humiston 1940 A photograph of A.W. Laird's Assistant General Manager W.D. Humiston who looked after and managed the lands of Potlatch Lumber Company. He is pointing to the Elk River area. Sawmill Employees
Band Saw Elevator 1920 A photograph of an elevator device used to raise and lower band saws from the filing room down to the head rigs so they can be changed in five minutes or less. Sawmill Machinery
Ludwig Swanson 1915 A photograph of the dry kiln operator Ludwig Swanson checking control for proper settings. Sawmill Employees
Main/Sawing Floor 1920 A photograph and summary of the interior of the main/sawing floor of the sawmill. It shows cants being fed through the 54' gang-saw and explains the process of using the gang-saw. Sawmill Machinery
Ruke Zimmerman by Barn 11/1/1989 Ruke Zimmerman by his barn. portrait; barn
Main/Sawing Floor 2 1920 A photograph of the interior of the main/sawing floor in the sawmill. Sawmill Interior
Main/Sawing Floor 3 1920 A photograph of the interior of the main/sawing floor in the sawmill. Sawmill Interior
Tie and Timber Dock 1920 A photograph of the north side of the sawmill tie and timber dock. Sawmill Equipment
1910 Flood 1910 A photograph showing the three 20 foot gates and the one 10 foot gate open during the 1910 flood. Sawmill; Floods
Pong, Log Slip, Boiler House, & Burner 1920 A photograph of the pond, log slip, boiler house, and burner at the Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill Machinery
Airplane Wing Pine 1915 A photograph of unidentified people sawing white pine for airplane wing stock to be shipped to England during WWI. Sawmill Employees
Sawmill Interior Around Edgers 1915 A photograph of the sawmill interior around edgers. Sawmill Interior
Lumber at the Sawmill 1915 A photograph of a large pile of lumber on the shipping dock. Sawmill; lumber
Log Slip 1920 A photograph of the log slip in use. Sawmill; lumber
White Pine Cant 1915 A photograph of a large cant of white pine that was to be sent to England for airplane stock during WWI. Lumber; Sawmill
Ruke Zimmerman's Barn 11/1/1989 A man on the top of a ladder leaning against Ruke Zimmerman's barn. barn; ladder; portrait
The Swede 1915 A photograph of an experimental mechanical device used to increase the height of the piles of lumber called 'The Swede.' It does not appear to do a good job. Lumber Yard; Sawmill Machinery
Track Snow Removal 1915 A photograph of the powered track snow removal brush. Locomotive; Snow Removal
Yard Locomotives 1915 A photograph of employees on the yard locomotives used to move green rough from chain to yard stacking. The piled stacks of lumber were assembled piece at a time with slow hard work. Lumber Yard; Locomotives
Plant Machinery 1920 A photograph of what looks to be planing machines. Sawmill Machinery
Planing Mill Interior 1915 A photograph of the interior of the planing mill at Potlatch. Planing mills; planing machines
Lumber Yard Stack 1915 A photograph of a stack of lumber with four bottom supports carried to three cross strips. Lumber Yard
Plant Interior 1920 A photograph of the interior of a plant building. Sawmill Buildings
Potlatch Lumber Company 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company with the mill and burner. Sawmill; Lumber
The Mill 1920 A photograph of the sawmill at Potlatch Lumber Company Sawmill; lumber
Power House # 2, Planer, and Shipping Dock 1913 A photograph of the power house #2, the planer and lumber, and the shipping dock at the Potlatch Lumber Company Sawmill; Power House; Planer
Ruke Zimmerman's Hill 11/1/1989 A tree on Ruke Zimmerman's Hill. tree; hill; forest
Early Lumber Yard Stacks 1913 A photograph of stacks of lumber during the early days of the mill when the pilers took great pride in the neatness of their piles to dry the White Pine Lumber. Lumber Yard; White Pine
Sawmill 1915 A photograph of the log pond, log slip, and the mill at Potlatch. Sawmill; Lumber
Out Houses 1915 A photograph of the mill at potlatch but with a view of a one of the nine out houses scattered throughout the plant Sawmill; Outhouses
Log Slip and the Mill 1920 A photograph of the log slip at the sawmill. Sawmill; lumber
Snowy Lumber Yard 1915 A photograph of the lumber yard covered in snow. Lumber Yard; winter
Snow on Lumber Yard Tracks 1915 A photograph of winter scenes in the yard where a worker stands next to the train tracks in the lumber yard. Lumber Yard
Women in the Box Factory 1918 A photograph of women in the box factory with a nailing machine behind them. Box Factory; Women
Box Factory Crew 1918 A photograph of the box factory crew with their supervisor. Box Factory; Women
Burner, Power House, Sawmill, and Tie Dock 1911 An early photograph of the burner, power house, sawmill, tie dock, and refuse conveyor to burner. Sawmill Machinery
Saw Mill Girls 1918 A photograph of the saw mill girls. Saw Mill; Women
Ruke Zimmerman Obituary 7/8/1991 The obituary for Rudolph 'Ruke' Zimmerman after he passed away from a garden tractor accident. He was 91 years old and had been retired from his life-long farming career for ten years. obituary; farmer; accident; tractor; newspaper clipping
Lumber Yard Scene 1914 A photograph of workers on yard trucks with very large stacks of lumber (approximately 5M feet of 2' Idaho White Pine stock). Lumber Yard
Log Train 1915 A photograph of a train load of logs ready to be put into the log pool it is siding. Log Pond
Saw Mill Girls 2 1918 A photograph of the women who worked at the saw mill. Saw Mill; Women
Lumber Monorail 1915 A photograph of one of the two lumber monorails used at the Potlatch plant. They supplied the planer, box factory, and unstacker. The rail system was completely connected and was electrically powered with a 440 AC voltage. Sawmill Machinery
Erick Matson and Frank Brynaldson on Lumber Bug 1920 A photograph of head lumber grader Erick Matson with Frank Brynaldson who is the driver of the lumber bug. The lumber bug was powered by batteries that were recharged daily and moved lumber within the plant. Sawmill Transportation
Milton Sanders and Fred Erick in Box Car 1920 A photograph of Milton Sanders and Fred Erick prepare a box car so lumber is clean and protected during shipment. Lumber Shipment
4-Square Lumber and Arnold Ringstad 1920 A photograph of Arnold Ringstad piece labeling 4-square lumber. Lumber Shipment
4-Square Lumber Foreman Otto Heine 1925 A photograph of the 4-Square lumber department foreman Otto Heine testing Wizard saw that trims 4-Square lumber and trims smoothly and to exact lengths. Sawmill Machinery
Potlatch Mill 1911 A photograph of one of the largest sawmills in the United States, the Potlatch Mill. Sawmills; Lumber
4-Square Lumber on Shipping Dock 1925 A photograph of shipping dock foreman Carl Newman as he checks 4-square packaged lumber. The lumber was all high grade Idaho White Pine and the best grades were enclosed in cardboard containers. Lumber Shipment
Rudolph W. Zimmerman Death 7/5/1991 A newspaper clipping from The Spokesman-Review and Spokane Chronicle announcing Rudolph W. Zimmerman's death after being pinned under a tractor. farmer; death; tractor; newspaper clipping
4-Square Lumber Loading 1925 A photograph of shipping dock foreman Carl Newman as he checks the loading of the 4-Square lumber in a box car. Lumber Shipment
Albert Johnson Enforcing Proper Unloading 1925 A photograph of superintendent Alber Johnson nailing an instruction sheet for proper unloading to the 4-Square lumber. Lumber Shipment
Lumber Loading Dock Exterior 1925 A photograph of a south view of the exterior of the lumber loading dock. Lumber Shipment
Lumber Loading Dock Interior 1925 A photograph of the north view of the interior of the lumber loading dock with the planing mill on the left. Lumber Shipment
Potlatch Sawmill 1915 A photograph taken from the horse barn of the Potlatch Sawmill. Sawmills; Lumber
Lumber Storage Sheds 1925 A photograph of dry surfaced lumber storage sheds with a specialty manufacturing plant in the tall center building. Lumber Storage
Pres-to-Logs Wood Fuel 1925 A photograph of one of the four machines used to produce 'Pres-to-logs' as a household type wood fuel. It was invented by chief engineer Robert 'Bob' Bowling and used planer mill waste. Waste Management
Dry Lumber Storage 1915 A photograph of dry lumber storage and shipping dock. Lumber Shipment
Planer Building 1915 A photograph of a south view of the planer building with a sawmill in the background. Sawmill Buildings
Sawmill Trimmer and Control Cage 1915 A photograph of the sawmill trimmer and control cage. Sawmill Machinery
W. McMurray Place Trail 8/11/1984 A trail to the old mine on W. McMurray Place, also known as old Alva Strong Place, in the Deep Creek area of Idaho. mine; trail; Idaho; forest
Vic Beplate House 1940 Vic Beplate's old house. snow; house; winter
West Side of Planer Building 1915 A photograph of the west side of the planer building where rough dry lumber goes for surfacing. The smoke in the background is from the planer power house and was caused by not having enough air to burn the wood shavings properly. Sawmill Buildings
Erick Matson and Albert Johnson 1925 A photograph of Erick Matson and Alber Johnson checking on white pine rough lumber in the drying yard. Lumber Yard
Charlie Peterson and W.B. Wakeman 1925 A photograph of plant superintendent Charlie Peterson and planing mill foreman W.B. Wakeman discussing a newly installed rubber head jack on the feed table. Planing mills
Horsecotter Unstacker 1925 A photograph of the Horsecotter 'unstacker' in operation. It separated the stickers from each load of lumber and returned them to be used again. Sawmill Machinery
Box Factory 1925 A photograph of a partial interior view of the Box Factory that manufactured and shipped wood boxes to businesses all over the country like Campbell's Soup and apple farmers. Box Factory
Jack E. Erwin and White Pine 1925 A photograph of Jack E. Erwin inspecting white pine lumber in dry storage that was piled on end. Lumber Storage
Lumber Yard 1915 A photograph of workers stacking match stock white pine to dry in the yard. Lumber Yard
Planer Building and Area 1915 A photograph of the west side of the planer area. Planing Mills
Workers 1915 A photograph of workers with white pine. White Pine
Idaho White Pine 1915 A photograph of Idaho white pine that was used for aircraft manufacturing and shipped to England during WWI. White Pine
Raymond Zimmerman Obituary 4/11/1990 The obituary for Raymon Zimmerman an honored lumber quality control supervisor after cancer took his life at the age of 55. obituary; cancer; lumber; newspaper clipping
Retiring P.F.I. Men 1970 Several photographs and a short overview of the events that occurred to hone the retire men of P.F.I. Retirement Banquet
Lake Logging 1970 A photograph of Jim and John Murray and excerpt from an article about their plan and qualifications to reclaim timber that had sunk in Coeur d' Alene lake. Lake Logging
View of Potlatch Plant 1955 A photograph of the Potlatch Plant in the mid 1950's before production began to drop. Aerial Photography
View of Potlatch Plant 1925 An aerial photograph of the Potlatch Plant. Sawmill; Aerial Photography
Bill Deary Memorial Boulders 1921 A photograph of the memorial boulders for Bill Deary that were placed on the gym lawn in 1921. Memorial; Boulders
View of Potlatch Plant 1935 An aerial photograph of the Potlatch Plant. Sawmill; Aerial Photography
Lumber Sorting Shed 1920 A photograph of the unstacked lumber sorting shed with one of it's two overhead lumber handling monorail systems that kept the planer supplied and handled all lumber output from sorting shed. This system was almost trouble free until it was dismantled in 1956. Sawmill Machinery
Superintendent and Foreman with Employees 1920 A photograph of plant Superintendent Charlie Peterson watching Malcolm Greer check carriage level. At the same time saw mill foreman Ben F. Swofford watches J.S. Major check set works for accuracy and millwright Ed Compton operates controls. Sawmill Employees
Plant Foremen 1920 A photograph of planer foreman Bill Wakeman, replant foreman Guy Van Buskirk, inspector Howard Stafford, and dry sheds foreman Gus Hessel looking over a small load of lumber with a check grader. Sawmill Employees
Mill and Town of Potlatch 1913 A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho and the Potlatch Lumber Company mill. Sawmill; Town
Vic Beplate Hauling Hay 1938 Two horses with a wagon overflowing with hay at the Vic Beplate Place. farming; hay; horses; wagon
Sawmill View 8/1/1913 A photograph of the sawmill at Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill; Lumber
Sawmill Interior 1920 A photograph of the inside of Potlatch Sawmill looking towards the head rigs with excellent detail of the roof. Sawmill; lumber
Main Distribution Track 1913 A photograph of a man on the main distribution track in the lumber yard. Sawmill; Lumber
Green Chain 1920 A photograph of the sawmill sorting shed known as the green chain. Sawmill; Building Interior; Lumber
Horse Barn 1915 A photograph of the horse barn at Potlatch Horse Barn
The Gang Saw Foundation 1920 A photograph of the 460 cubic yards of concrete used for the foundation of the gang saw built by Diamond Iron Works of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The foundation weighed 920 tons and was used to ensure the gang saw wouldn't tear the sawmill apart. Saw Foundation
Green Chain Crew 1915 A photograph of the crew for the green chain. Sawmill Employees
Electric Motors 1915 A photograph of employees in train cars on a 30' gauge track with electric motors at the Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill Employees
Original Dry Kilns 1920 A photograph a the Potlatch Plant of the 5 original dry kilns. Sawmill Equipment
Green Lumber 1920 A photograph of approximately 40M feet of green lumber headed for the yard. Sawmill; Lumber
Cloudy Day on Deep Creek (roadside) 4/1/1989 The view of the sky off the side of a road on a cloudy day on Deep Creek. clouds; road; car
Sawmill Crew 1911 A photograph of part of the sawmill crew standing on the transfer chain going to the green chain. Sawmill Employees
Burner, Sawmill, and Tie Dock 1920 A photograph of the mill to burner refuse conveyor and overhead blower line carrying planer shavings to burner or sawmill power plant for fuel. Sawmill; Machinery
Shipping Dock 1915 A photograph of the shipping dock using horses and battery powered electric 'bugs.' Shipping Dock
The Loading Platform 1915 A photograph of the under roof loading platform at the Potlach Lumber Company. Sawmill; Lumber
Lumber Shipping Dock 1915 A photograph of the outside of the lumber shipping dock in Potlatch, Idaho for the Potlatch Lumber Company. Shipping Dock
1910 Flood 1910 A photograph of the mill in 1910 during the flood Sawmill; Floods
1910 Green Chain Crew 1910 A photograph of the Green Chain Crew in 1910. Sawmill Employees
Plant Horses 1915 A photograph at the horse barn of the several horses used in early day plant operations and men to take care of them. Horse; Sawmill
Lumber and Men 1912 A photograph of two men with slabs of lumber. Sawmill; Lumber
Large White Pine 11/3/1911 A photograph and a newspaper clipping about a very large white pine tree the Potlatch Lumber company cut whose stump was to be placed near the depot in Potlatch as a monument. There is a note on the photo questioning if the stump was fake. Lumber; Stumps
Cloudy Day on Deep Creek 4/1/1989 A view of the clouds over a field and hills on Deep Creek north of Potlatch. clouds; field; hills
Lumber from the White Pine King 1912 A photograph of select lumber from the White Pine King. A G.B. Joslin photo courtesy of Special Collections U. of I. Library. Sawmill; Lumber
Sawmill Plant 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company from the East Sawmill; Buildings
Charles Rogers 1906 A photograph of lumber yard superintendent Charles Rogers. Sawmill Employees
An Alley of Quality Lumber 1915 A photograph of an alley full of quality lumber and sheep to reduce the fire danger of grasses. Sawmill; Lumber Yard; Sheep
Lumber Yard 1915 A photograph of the lumber yard at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho. Lumber Yard; Sawmill
Lumber Yard 1915 A photograph within the lumber yard of employees moving lumber from massive stacks to be transported to the shipping dock. Lumber Yard; Sawmill Employees
The Shipping Dock 1913 A photograph of the interior of the shipping dock at Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill; Lumber; Shipping
Lumber Yard 1915 A photograph in the lumber yard of employees moving lumber from massive stacks to be transported to the shipping dock. Lumber Yard; Sawmill Employees
Battery Powered Motors 1915 A photograph of employees and dog with the yard loco's battery bowered 32 volt motors. Lumber Yard; transportation
Yard Crew and Boss Rogers 1915 A photograph of the yard crew in the lumber yard with their boss Rogers on horse back. Lumber Yard; Sawmill Employees
Daniel Teodor and Marta Brita Ronberg History 7/1/2004 The draft of the history of Daniel Teodor Ronberg and Marta Brita Norberg lives starting with their birth and covering their marriage, immigration, farm, family, travels, naturalization, customs, and ending with their death in the mid 1900's. history; biographies; farming
Lumber Yard Size 1915 A photograph showing the 60 acres of lumber yard that had 45 miles of track. The original capacity of the yard was 70,000,000 board feet. Lumber Yard; Sawmill
Sheep 1915 Two photographs of the large herds of sheep used in the summer throughout the lumber yard to help reduce the fire danger of the grass. Lumber Yard; Sheep
Hull-Oakes Mill News Article 1970 A news article about the Hull Oakes Mill and the plan to turn it into a working museum. It discusses the past of the mill, the requirements to turn it into a museum, and why the museum mill would be beneficial. Sawmill Museum
House Holiday Card Front 1970 A photograph of the front of a holiday card. The card is of a very detailed doll house with several rooms and dolls. Holiday Card
Certificate of Organization 1903 A Certificate of Organization of a Corporation under the General Law from the State of Maine outlining the shareholders' (Charles A. Weyerhaeuser, Henry Turrish, F.H. Thatcher, H.M. Heath, and C.L. Andrews) stake in the company. Certificate; Organization
Correction Sheet 10/6/1905 A correction sheet from the Lumbermen's Credit Association for changes from October 6-10, 1905. Collections; Lumber
Potlatch Lumber Co. Introduction 1907 An introduction to a promotional photographic booklet by the Potlatch Lumber Company. Introduction; Sawmill
House Holiday Card Back 1970 The inside of a holiday card from Bree and Mary Ann Deary wishing the receiver a happy holiday season and trying to convince themm to be a charter member of the Potlatch Historical society. Holiday Card
Frederick Weyehauser 1905 A portrait of Frederick Weyerhauser who lived from 1834-1914. Portrait
Lee Gale Acknowledgment 11/1/1990 An acknowledgment from Lee Gale thanking all the individuals who made the Potlatch Lumber Company photo collections possible. Document; Photo Collection
Old Pine Tree At Clausen Place 6/1/1989 The old pine tree on the corner of R. Clausen Place in Deep Creek near Potlatch, Idaho. field; hill; trees
Saw-Mill & Lumber Yard 1970 A document for F. Weyerhauser and F.C.A. Denkmann the proprietors of the steam saw-mill and lumber yard in Rock Island, Illinois. There they constantly manufactured building and framing lumber, fencing, flooring, lath, and shingles. Sawmill; Lumber Yard
Portrait 1905 A portrait of an unidentified man. Portrait
Potlatch Mill 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch Mill. Sawmill Exterior
C.R. 'Cliff' Musser 1945 A portrait of C.R. 'Cliff' Musser, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company. Portrait; Director
Lee Gale Forward 11/1/1990 A forward from Lee Gale explaining the collections of photographs. He goes through a brief history of the Potlatch Lumber Company and start up of the lumber towns in North Idaho. Document; Photo Collection
Frederic S. Bell 1945 A portrait of Frederic S. Bell. Portrait; Secretary
Potlatch Lumber Co. Photo Albums 1970 A list of albums of photographs from 1900-1930 for the Potlatch Lumber Co. Photo Albums
F.C.A. Denkmann 1895 A portrait of F.C.A. Denkmann who lived from 1820-1905. Portrait
R. Drew Musser 1945 A portrait R. Drew Musser. Portrait; Treasurer
F.H. 'Frank' Thatcher 1925 A portrait of F.H. 'Frank' Thatcher, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company. Portrait; Director
Old Pine Tree At Clausen Place 5/1/1989 The old pine tree on the corner of R. Clausen Place in Deep Creek near Potlatch, Idaho. field; hill; trees
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser 1915 A portrait of Charles A. Weyerhaeuser (1866-1930), the Director and President of the Potlatch Lumber Company with Vice President Henry Turrish. Portrait; President
John B. Kehl 1903 A portrait of John B. Kehl, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company from 1903-1909. He was bornin 1837 in Germany and died in 1909 in Wisconsin. Portrait; Director
Log Pond 9/1/1906 A photograph of the log pond at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho. Log Pond; Sawmill
Potlatch, Idaho 1908 A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho with the view of the town, pond, ball park, WI&M yards, and Gold Hill in the background. Town; Sawmill
Palouse, Washington 1905 A photograph looking east over Palouse, Washington. The Palouse River can be seen full of logs to supply the Potlatch Mill since the photo was taken prior to the construction of the railroad. Courtesy of Whitman County Historical Society- Pullman. Town; River
Potlatch Lumber Company Logo 1905 The original Potlatch Lumber Company letter head logo. Logo; Sawmill
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser 1905 A portrait of the first president of the Potlatch Lumber Company, Charles A. Weyerhaeuser (1866-1930). He was the second son of Frederick Weyerhaeuser. Portrait; President
Potlatch Lumber Company 1907 A document for the Potlatch Lumber Company with a list of officers and directors. Officer; Director
Potlatch Lumber Co. History 1950 A paper covering the brief history of the Potlatch Lumber Company starting from Frederick Weyerhauser's first lumber venture and ending with the merging of the mills that Weyerhauser built in Idaho. History; Sawmill
New Potlatch Lumber Mill 1906 A photograph of the Potlatch Mill after it was first built. Photo courtesy of the Potlatch Corportation. New Sawmill
Potlatch Mill 1915 View of the Potlatch Mill. sawmill; landscape
East Side Sawmill 4/17/1906 A photograph of the east side of the sawmill with the town in the background courtesy of Potlatch Corporation. New Sawmill
Northeast Sawmill 1907 A photograph of the northeast view of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Building
West Side Sawmill 1930 A photograph of the west side of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Potlatch Corporation. New Sawmill
William Codd 1950 A buisiness card for William Codd, a manufacturer of and dealer in glass and builders' material in Colfax, Washington. Manufacturer; Dealer
New Potlatch Lumber Mill 8/15/1906 A photograph of the Potlatch Mill after it was first built and almost ready to begin production. New Sawmill
Brand New Sawmill 1950 A paper introducing the new Potlatch Sawmill with its demensions, color, and design. New Sawmill
Water Rights 1950 A document entitled '-'Early Day' Logging and Lumbering on the Palouse' the discusses the battle between the sawmill and grain mill for the power of the Palouse River. Sawmill; River
Product List 4/5/1912 A list of items and their cost from the Potlatch Lumber Company in Colfax, WA. Lumber Products
Codd Sawmill Yard 1905 A photograph of the Codd sawmill yard in Colfax that Wm. Deary purchased in 1904 for $115,698.00. The Mill was permanently closed the fall of 1909. Sawmill; Lumber Yard
Palouse River Dam 1910 A photograph of a damn on the Palouse River. Sawmill; River Dam
Elsa Higgins Obituary 4/26/1991 The obituary for school teacher and active Potlatch club member Elsa Higgins after she passed away in Tekoa at the age of 93. obituary; teacher; clubs
P.L.C. in Palouse 1970 A document containing an exerpt from the Palouse Republic then the brief history of the sawmill in Palouse. The exerpt was from March 18, 1904 and was introducing the improvements and excitement of the Palouse sawmill being reopened. The history explains the short life of the Palouse sawmill being owned by the Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill Production
P.L.C. at Palouse 1904 A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's Mill at Palouse Washington. Sawmill; Lumber Yard
Log Storage in Palouse 1905 A photograph of log storage in the river at Palouse, Washington. Sawmill; River
Pioneer's Cabin 9/22/1905 A photograph of pioneers with their cabin at a mill site for the Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill Pioneers
Pioneer's Cabin Fire 9/22/1905 A photograph of the Pioneer's Cabin burning down at a mill site for the Potlatch Lumber Company. Burning Landmark
Mill Site 1915 A photograph of a mill site. Sawmill Site
Lumber Yard 1915 A photograph of a lumber yard. Sawmill; Lumber Yard
Main Street 1906 A photograph of early Main Street and residents in Potlatch, Idaho courtesy of Lillian Yangel. Early Town
Log Pond 1906 A photograph of the railroad track retaining wall, the Potlatch main street, and the newly built log pond that covered 31 acres and held 5 million brd. feet of logs. Courtesy of Lillian Yangel Log Pond; Sawmill
Northwest Mill Site 1925 A photograph lookin north-west over the mill site courtesy of Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Building
Men at W. McMurrray Place 8/11/1984 Dwight Strong, Irving Strong, Albert Clausen, and Don Strong at the Old Mine on W. McMurray Place. group of people; mine; forest
Mountain Home School of Latah County 1916 The students Raymond, Ruth, Louie, David, Harold, and Pearl Kellmer, Flora and Dora Gonser, Florence and Red Rodgers, and Frances Emert of Mountain Home School in Latah County District No. 1. school; students; classroom
Temporary Buildings 1905 A photograph of temporary houseing, office, cook house, and store built by T.P. Jones (Deary's logging superintendent) and his crew the summer of 1905. Courtesy of the Potlatch Corportation. Early Town
Early Potlatch 1905 An early photograph of temporary housing, knobb hill, and the rail road cut in Potlatch. Early Town
Sawmill Foundation 5/21/1905 A photograph of the 194 concrete foundation piers that went 14 feet below grade courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Foundation
Power Plant Excavation 11/21/1905 A photograph of workers excavating land for the power plant for the Potlatch Lumber Company. Power Plant; Excavation
Power Plant Excavation 11/21/1905 A photograph looking west over workers excavating land for the power plant for the Potlatch Lumber Company. Power Plant; Excavation
Sawmill Construction 12/22/1905 A photograph of the construction of the saw mill building courtesy of L.C.H.S. Sawmill Construction
Horse Barn Construction 1905 A photograph of the construction of the horse barn courtesy of Potlatch Corportation. Horse barn; Construction
Machinery Floor Plan 1905-04 A photograph of the layout of the power transmission shafting and cross belthing throughout all the machinery in the Potlatch sawmill. Sawmill Machinery
Machinery Floor Plan Description 1905-04 A description of the machinery floor plan of the Potlatch Sawmill. It goes into detail about the size and power of the machines needed to run the mill. Sawmill Machinery
Spring Sawmill 1906 A photograph of the sawmill in the Spring of 1906. Sawmill Building
Mountain Home School of Latah County 1916 Mountain Home School building in District No. 1, Latah County. school; building
Summer Sawmill 1906 A photograph of the sawmill in the Summer of 1906 Sawmill Building
Log Pond Excavation 12/22/1905 A photograph of workers excavating the log pond area when it was originally 6 to 10 feet. Photo courtesy of Calvin Kreid. Log Pond; Excavation
Log Pond Construction 1905 A photograph of the sawmill while the log pond was still being built. Sawmill Construction
Westinghouse Generator 1906 A photograph of a generator built by Westinghouse that cost $4800.00 to complete. Engines; Sawmill Power
The Twin City Engine 1915 A photograph of an employee with the Twin City Engine. Engines; Sawmill Power
Generator Description 1906 A description of the original and only source of electricity for the plant when they started in 1906. Engines; Sawmill Power
Corliss Engineer Art Fleiger 2/1/1948 An article and photograph of Art Fleiger, the engineer of the big Corliss machine. Engineers; Sawmill Employees
Building the Sawmill 1905 A photograph of the sawmill before the log pond was put in place and the only constructed building was the mill. Sawmill Construction
Twin City Corliss Engine 1906 A photograph of the 32'x48' Twin City Corliss Engine Planing mill Drive, flywheel 18'x56' Engines; Sawmill Power
Replacement of the Corliss Engine 3/1/1947 A newspaper article about the replacement of the Corliss Engine. The accompaning photograph includes Art Flieger, the engineer of the engince. Engines; Sawmill Power
Alva Strong Mill 1921 Ezra Graff, James Strong, Agnes Strong, Mrs. Rumbel, and Edna Strong on the tramway at the Alva Strong Mill at Middle Deep Creek. sawmill; group of people; tramway
Electric Motors 1906 A photograph of the electric motors that replaced the Twin City Corliss Engine. The units also supplied electric power to the town of Potlatch for many years. Engines; Sawmill Power
Planing Mill Power House 1906 A photograph of the planing mill power house courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation. Power House; Sawmill Power
Planer and Shipping Dock 1906 A photograph of the planer and shipping dock. Planer; Shipping
Green Lumber Chain Crew 1909 A photograph of the green lumber chain crew courtesy of Paul Welo. Sawmill Employees
A.W. Laird 1910 A photograph of Potlatch Lumber Company Assistant General Manager A.W. Laird. Sawmill Employees
Spring Sawmill 1906 A photograph of the sawmill in the Spring of 1906 courtesy of Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Building
First Day of Production 9/11/1906 A photograph of Mark Seymour Sr., A.H. Irving, W.A. Wilkinson, A.W. Laird, Wm. Deary, Cliff R. Musser, and R. M. Weyerhaeuser on a car the first day of mill production. Sawmill Employees; First day
Mark L. Seymour Sr. 1910 A photograph of mill mechanical superintendent Mark L. Seymour Sr. Sawmill Employees
Old Employees and Weyerhaeuser Men 1910 A photograph of the old employees and Weyerhaeuser men. Sawmill Employees
Northwest Plant 1908 A photograph looking northwest over the plant courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Building
Alva Strong's First Sawmill 1905 Ralph Foncer, Moke, Ralph Kellmer, Irving Strong, and two unknown males at Alva Strong's first sawmill. sawmill; group of people; horse
Fred Campell and Mr. Morgon 1906 A photograph of Fred Campell on a white horse and the town site supt. Mr. Morgon on a black horse. Sawmill Employees
52' Board 1906 A photograph of two employees with a 52' board. Lumber; Employees
Water Works Pumping Station 1906 A photograph of the water works pumping station that supplied all the water needed for the plant and the town. They were two Fairbanks Morse Underwriter's Fire Pumps that were steam powered. They were originally supplied by two 500' wells. Water Pump
Water Works Pumping Station Description 1906 A description with specific detail about the water works pumping station and the lifecycles of the machines Water Pump
Employees and Saw 1906 A photograph of three employees next to a saw. Sawmill Employees; Electric Saw
Electric Powered Saws 9/1/1911 A photograph of two electic powered chain saws that cost $1080 each. Electric Saws
Southwest Sawmill 6/17/1906 A photograph looking southeast over the sawmill just 3 months before it began cutting lumber. Photo courtesy of Lillian Yangel. Sawmill Building
No. 1 Rig 1910 A photograph of the No. 1 rig with three employees. Sawmill Employees
Northeast Plant 1907 A photograph of the plant looking northeast. Sawmill Building
Saw Description 1910 A description of the sawmill layout changes and the lifecycles of different saws used by the Potlatch Corporation. Saws; Sawmill
Lumber at Alva Strong Mill 1919 A photograph looking southwest over lumber at Alva Strong's sawmill at middle Deep Creek. sawmill; lumber; forest
Potlatch Sawmill 6/17/1906 A photograph of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Lillian Yangel. Sawmill Building
East Sawmill 1906 A photograph of the east side of the sawmill in the Spring. Sawmill Building
West Sawmill 1906 A photograph of the west side of the sawmill in the Spring. Sawmill Building
Log Pond Excavation 1905-12 A photograph of workers excavating land for the log pond courtesy of Lillian Yangel. Log Pond; Excavation
Dredge and Pile Driver 1905 A photograph of a compination dredge and pile driver that were used to construct the log pond. Log Pond; Constructuion
New Potlatch Lumber Mill 1906 A photograph of the new sawmill taking shape for the Potlatch Lumber Company courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation. Sawmill Building
Plant, Shops, and other Buildings 9/11/1906 The plants construction progress about a month before it cut the first lumber, Sept. 11th 1906. To the right of the sawmill is the W.I.&M. round house, machine shop and car repair shop. Behind that is the planer building (long white roof) and the planer power house still under construction. In the right foreground is the Potlatch Mercantile building with the outside walls barely up. In the foreground is the old ranch house, barn and outbuildings that were there when Deary purchased the land in June 1905. Note the outhouse, lower right.' Sawmill Building
Railroad Photo Collage 1907 Ten photographs of the building of the tracks, the locomotives, the station, and the mill the trains serviced. Railroad; Collage
Plant, Shops, and other Buildings Description 1906 A description of the buildings and their location in the previous photograph. Sawmill Building
Palouse Flour Mill 1905 A photograph of the rebuilt Palouse flour mill. The river has more water going down it in this image than you could ever see today. Flour Mill; River
Strong's Republic Truck 1919 Alva Strong's first 'Republic' Truck with a load of lumber. sawmill; lumber; truck; forest
Sawmill 4/17/1906 A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill with a view of a developing Potlatch, Idaho behind it. Sawmill; Town Development
Workers 1910 A photograph of workers at the Potlatch sawmill. Sawmill Employees
Rock Creek 'Upper' Dam 1920 A photograph of the upper dam. Dam; Log Transportation
Rock Creek 'Upper' Dam Construction 1905 A photograph of the almost completed upper dam. Dam; Log Transportation
Rock Creek 'Upper' Dam Site 1904 A photograph of the upper dam site prior to construction courtesy of Lillian Yangel. Dam; Log Transportation
Rock Creek Dam 1904 A photograph of the original Rock Creek Dam courtesy of Malcolm Rossman. Dam; Log Transportation
Twin City Engine Valve Instructions 1950 A document containing instrustions on how to set up the valves on the 'Twin-City' Corliss Engine so it will run the first try and have the best running of the engine.
The Rock Creek Dam 1904 A paragraph on the maintenance on the Rock Creek Dam that was required due to heavy traffic. Dam; Log Transportation
Sawmill Construction 6/17/1906 A photograph of the sawmill with one stack still under construction courtesy of Lillian Yangel. Sawmill Building
Sawmill and Residents 1905 A photograph of the sawmill and some Potlatch residents in the latest fashions. Sawmill Building
Delivery Truck 1919 A man driving an Allen & Lewis delivery truck with a young girl. truck; child
Rock Creek Dam 1910 A photograph of the Rock Creek dam that was more commonly known as the 'upper dam.' Dam; Log Transportation
Log Pond 9/1/1906 A photograph of the log pond at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho. Log Pond
Log Pond Splash 1906 A photograph of dumping logs into the pond by a steam powered crane on a parallel track. This print also shows the wall panels open on the sawmill south wall between the top end of the 'bull chain' and No. 1 rig, to the right. This was done whenever long timbers above 24 feet were cut, with maximum lengths around 40'. Log Pond
Full Log Pond 9/1/1906 A photograph of the pond full of logs less than two weeks prior to mill start-up time, Sept. 11. The print is a good view of the railroad siding where logs are dumped inot the pond from flat-cars. The center print actually show Log Pond
Log Pond Description 1906 A description of two photograph of the log pond and actions taking place there. Log Pond
Log Pond and Employees 1906 A photograph of two employees standing on logs in the log pond. Log Pond
Idaho White Pine 1906 A photograph of two employees standing next to large logs of Idaho White Pine. Logs; Pine
Charles Weyerhaeuser and A.W. Laird 1906 A photograph at the plant main office of Charles Weyerehaeuser, President of Potlatch Lumber Company, and Gerneral Manager A.W. Laird with an unidentified third party. President; Manager
Planer Mill Crew 1915 A photograph of the Planer Mill crew with rouch lumber ready to be surfaced. Seven men have oil cans. Planer Mill; Employees
Lumber Yard and Plant 1915 A photograph of the area between the lumber yard and plant where a lot of lumber moved through. The box factory is to the left. Lumber Yard
Alva Strong Sawmill 1921 The structure of the Alva Strong Sawmill on middle Deep Creek. sawmill; building; winter; snow
Wm. Deary 1910 A photograph of Wm. Deary at his desk. Sawmill Employees
Shipping Office Staff 1914 A photograph of the shipping office staff. Sawmill Employees
Main Office 1915 A photograph of an early day scene at the first office on the plant grounds near the entrance. Sawmill Employees; Office
Engine Room 1910 A photograph of the engine room at the Potlatch mill. Engines; Sawmill Power
The 'Twin City' Engine 1910 Details about the 'Twin City' Engine that was the original main power source for the entire sawmill at Potlatch. Engines; Sawmill Power
Engine Valve 1915 A photograph of the engine valve operating mechansim and govenor that was a unique feature of the Corliss. Engines; Sawmill Power
The Bunchgrass Historian 1980 Volume 8, No. 2 of The Bunchgrass Historian of the beginnings, growth and demise of lumbering in the Palouse starting in 1871. Logging; lumber; history;
Lee Gale Introduction 1975 An introduction written by Lee Gale for the journal of letters, newspaper stories, and other miscellaneous events in the upper Palouse River country. introduction; lumber; journal
Mabel Kelly 1930 A short biography of Mabel Kelly. It covers her teens through her retirement. biography; teacher; secretary; retirement
W.R. Boie and Clarence Haeg Retirement 1990 An article about W.R. (Bill) Boie and Clarence Haeg's time with the Potlatch Company for their retirement. retirement; biography; employees; article; party
Students of Mountain Home School 1925 Ed, Idell, Arthur, and Blanche Woolverton; Henrey and Pearl Kellmer; Frances and Freeda Emert; Farrell Crithfield; James Strong; and Wayne Woolverton; students of the Mountain Home School- District No. 1- Latah County. students; school
Change at Potlatch 5/1/1940 A news article about the Potlatch Lumber Company's 'complete reconstruction and new operating methods,' that came with the modern era of sawmilling in 1940. sawmill; construction; operations; lumber
Wells Fargo & Company Shipping Receipt 1/25/1911 A shipping receipt from Wells Fargo & Company Express for the Potlatch Lumber Company. shipping; receipt; lumber
Before: Smokestacks and Structures 1915 A photograph of three structures with three smokestacks behind them. smokestacks; structures; mountain
After: Smokestacks and Structures 1970 A photograph of the land where the three structures with three smokestacks behind them once stood. mountains; trees; land
Potlatch State Bank Change of Ownership 5/1/1940 A news article about the Potlatch State Bank transferring the ownership to become a branch of Idaho First National. banks; ownership; employees
Mammoth Mill 9/17/1909 An article about Fertile Farms; Mammoth Mill and the Representatives of Japan that came to see the Palouse and inspect the Potlatch Plant. sawmill; tour; inspection; article; machines
Planing Mill Revamp 9/1/1940 An article from The Family Tree about the change of design at the planing mill to streamline the process with new machines. sawmill; planing; design; layout
May West' 4/1/1940 An article about a boat equipped with a donkey engine made to bring logs in that are decked on the bank of the Palouse river and will also be utilized as an ice-breaker and pond dredge. engine; boat; logs; machinery
Honors and Accident Ratings 7/1/1939 A page from The Family Tree with articles about decreased accident ratings at the Clearwater plant and Dr. F.C. Gibson and George Anderson receiving awards for their commitment and excellence in their respected professions. honors; surgeon; cashier; accident
Landmark, PFI Group, and Winter Logging 2/1/1939 A page from The Family Tree with three articles about the destruction of a blacksmith shop, the American Legion hosting Potlatch Forest Inc., and Clearwater Camp 20's winter production. landmark; loggers; program
Mountain Home Community Hall 1975 A photograph of the Mountain Home Community Hall during a sunny day. community buildings
Potlatch Public Library 10/1/1939 An article from The Family Tree about the free public library at Potlatch. It kept 3,000 books and is ran by librarian Jessie Metcalf. library; books; church
Fire Fighting 10/1/1938 An article from The Family Tree of Laird Bell's accounts of early fire fighting days and what the country was like in the Potlatch and Elk River Basins. fire fighting; fire; land
Deary Land 1905 An indenture for the land purchased by Deary with a color coded map where his land is represented by the black area. land; contract; layout
Land Deed 5/2/1905 A deed for approximately 440 acres of land sealed by J.K. and Mary P. McCormack. land; deed;
Aledger Indenture 1/23/1906 An indenture for land between Walter Aledger and his wife Mattie Aledger in Latah County. land; contract; deed
Potlatch History 1958 A brief summary of the history of Potlatch from 1958. history; town; sawmill; lumber; railroad
Cornwell Indenture 12/28/1904 An indenture for land between Harry Cornwell and his wife Mary E. Cornwell in Hartford County, Connecticut. land; contract;
Land Sold to Potlatch Lumber Company 12/20/1904 A document containing specifics of land purchased by the Potlatch Lumber Company. land; document;
Warranty Deed 1917 A warranty deed for the yellow portion of land from 'Deary Land.' land; document;
Union Church 1996 The Union Church in Potlatch, Idaho. church; illustration; building
W. McMurray Place Map 8/27/1984 A map pointing out the location of the old mine on W. McMurray Place, the old Alva Strong Place at N.W. N.E. Sec. 25. mine; map
Mountain Home Grange Hall 1919 A group of at least 45 people at the Mountain Home Grange Hall. grange halls; group of people
Union Church and Details 1996 The Union Church with the schoolhouse to the left and Manse to the right in Potlatch, Idaho. church; illustration; building
Ole Martin Holden 1996 A photograph of Ole Martin Holden who served from 1906-1908 and a description of the beginning of church services in the schoolhouse. church; pastor;
Rev. C. R. Scafe 1996 A small biography and photograph of Reverend C.R. Scafe who served in Potlatch from 1906-1913. Reverend; church; people; biography
Grace Lutheran Church 1996 An illustration of the Grace Lutheran Church (1906-1996) in Potlatch, Idaho. church; illustration; building
Rev. Albert M. McClain 1996 A photograph and small biography of Reverend A. M. McClain who served Potlatch in 1913. church; reverend; biography
Rev. David Crawford and Family 1996 A photograph of Rev. David Crawford who served Potlatch from 1946-1948 with his wife and children John and 'Skeezix.' family; group of people
Reverend Chris and Family 1996 A photograph of Reverend Chris who served Potlatch from 1976-1979 with his wife Jeannie and children Kimmer, Kirsten, Kenneth, and Kiel. reverend; family; group of people; portrait
Chase A. Sawtell and Marie 1996 A photograph of Chase A. Sawtell who served Potlatch from 1935-1937 with his wife Marie. couple; marriage
Rev. Harley Drollinger and Family 1996 A photograph of Reverend Harley Drollinger who served Potlatch from 1973-1975 with his wife and children Bruce, Wilma Lee, and Ruthie. reverend; family; group of people; portrait
Rev. Joe S. Anderson 1996 A photograph of Rev. Joe S. Anderson who served Potlatch from 1948-1973 reverend; church; portrait
1904 Grain Harvesting 7/8/1976 An article from the Palouse Republic with an image from 1904 of the piles of 100 pound sacks of grain and men who piled them on to the wagons used to transport them. grain; wagon; horses
Reverend Ken Onstot and Family 1996 A photograph of Reverend Ken Onstot who served Potlatch from 1979-1988 with his wife and daughter Nadine and Laura. reverend; family; group of people; portrait
List of Ministers 1996 A list of ministers serving the Union Church and Community Presbyterian Church from 1906-1997 with the dates they served for. list; ministers; church
News and Organizations at PUC 1996 News of the Potlatch Union Church and organizations within the church. news; church; organizations
Noted Events of PUC 1996 Noted events of the Union Church from Lee Gale including when the church was organized in the school building, opening the reading room, and a boy from Potlatch taking up ministry. news; church; organizations; reading
Corliss Engine Summary 3/26/1959 A summary of the specifics, functions, and past of the Corliss Engine from Lee Gale. engine; summary; power; steam;
Methods to Produce Lumber 1975 A brief outline of the methods and process used to produce quality lumber in 1905 at the Potlatch sawmill from pond to boxcar.' lumber; sawmill; process
Logs to Lumber 1975 A document containing the details of the operations to transform the logs into lumber at the sawmill. lumber; logs; sawmill; process
Potlatch Classes Hold Banquet 1996 A noted news event from the Palouse Republic about the young ladies and men's bible classes holding their second annual banquet. news; banquet; teacher;
Rapid Growth of Potlatch School 1996 An article from the Palouse Republic about Sunday School enrollment being larger than the public school enrollment in the town. news; school; church;
Welcome Home 1996 After Mr. and Mrs. Brown when to a wedding trip to San Francisco as delegates to the International Sunday School Convention the married bible classes of the Union Church gave speeches and serenaded them. news; church; Sunday school; marriage; couple; trip
C.V. Hall Home 1928 Vick Belplate's Bup and another vehicle parked outside the C. V. Hall Home.
Church Dedication 1996 An article from the Palouse Republic about the new church building being gifted from the Potlatch Lumber Company to the Union Church. news; church; building; company;
Annual Meeting of Potlatch Church 1996 An article from the Palouse Republic about the annual meeting of the Union Church of Potlatch, Idaho where reports for bills, the Christian Endeavor Society, student work and office elections were given. news; church; meeting; election; business
Church News 1996 News of Reverend Scafe resignation and the calling of pastor Reverend A. M. McLean. news; church; pastor; resignation
Potlatch the Company Town 9/1/1907 A document with a list of the buildings used by the Potlatch Lumber Company with their dimensions and other details. The document also provides information on the other buildings in the town since they were all owned by the company. sawmill; town; company; dimensions; buildings
Potlatch Boys Build Residence 1996 An article about eight boys building a seven room modern house at Potlatch under the direction of Carl Godsett of Spokane. The boys are of the Manual Training Department of the public schools in the area. house; construction; students;
Preparing the Way 1905 Three photographs of buildings and workers preparing for growth in Potlatch. employees; residents; house; excavating
Potlatch Lumber Company 1907 A document listing the officers and directors of the Potlatch Lumber Company along with information about the abundance of resources in the area of the mill. company; lumber; sawmill;
Main Office 1915 A general view of the main office at the Potlatch Lumber Company. employees; office; desks
William Deary 1915 A photograph of William Deary, general manager, at his desk. manager; employee; desk
Saw Mill from the Southwest 1915 A photograph of the saw mill taken southwest of the mill. sawmill; building
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Zedeker 1927 Mr. and Mrs. Dan Zedeker standing together for a photograph in front og ther house and fields. Photograph taken aroun 1927.
Saw Mill, Log Pond, and Log Dump 1915 A full log pond in front of the saw mill and a railroad log dump. sawmill; building; log; pond; railroad
Sorting Shed 1915 A photograph of the sorting shed next to the sawmill sawmill; sorting; shed; lumber
Sorting Shed Interior 1915 The interior of the sorting shed with multiple workers. sawmill; employees; sorting; shed; interior
Main Floor of Saw Mill 1915 A photograph of the 104X276 foot interior of the main floor at the sawmill. sawmill; interior; building
Saw Mill Engine Room 1915 A photograph of an employee with the engine in the engine room at the sawmill. sawmill; engine; employee
Band Saw Number One 1915 Employees working the Number One band saw at the sawmill. Sawmill; saw; employees; lumber
Planing Mill Interior 1915 A photograph of the interior view of the planing mill. planing; sawmill; equipment
Planing Mill Machines 1915 Employees posing at the back of the machines used in the planing mill. planing; employees; machine
Planing Mill Engine Room 1915 A photograph of the engine in the engine room of the planing mill. planing; engine; power
Lumber Shed 1915 Workers pose on top of massive lumber stacks in the interior view of dressed lumber shed. planing; employees; lumber; shed
Luella Hall 1930 Luella Hall riding a horse in a field. Photograph taken about 1930.
Planing Mill and Power Plant 1915 A photograph of the planing mill and power plant at the Potlatch Sawmill. planing; sawmill; power plant
Locomotive Lumber Transportation 1915 An electric storage battery locomotive transferring lumber from the mill to the yard. lumber; transportation; locomotive; lumber yard; employees
Lumber Yard; Partial View 1915 A partial view of a fairly full lumber yard. lumber; lumber yard; sawmill
Alley Number Four 1915 Two employees selecting lumber in alley number four of the lumber yard. lumber; employees; lumber yard;
Hauling Logs to the Rollways 1915 Employees standing on logs being transported to the rollways by two horses each. lumber; horses; logs; employees
Log Loader 1915 A log loader lifting the logs to and from the train cars. logs; lumber; employees; machines;
Log Train 1915 A locomotive with several cars full of logs traveling down a twelve percent grade. lumber; locomotive; transportation; logs
Train Load of Logs 1915 A train from the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company with one hundred four 41-ft. flats carrying 1,100,000 feet of logs. logs; locomotive; transportation;
Western Pine Logs 1915 A photograph of western pine logs which the finest shop lumber is made from. logs; lumber;
Sawmill Views 1915 A landscape of the sawmill in Potlatch. sawmill; lumber
Lydia and James Hicks 7/1/1940 A photograph of Lydia and James Hicks, Rena (Hicks) Cayou's mother and father. They left Deep Creek, Idaho, June 19, 1916 in a covered wagon to Buhl, Idaho.
Potlatch 1915 A view of Potlatch. town; buildings
Whit Pine District 1915 Photographs of trees from the white pine district. trees; forest;
White Pine Log Storage 1915 A photograph taken on the Potlatch River of the white pine log storage area that had a capacity of four million feet. logs; log pond; river
Camp Eight 1915 A photograph of camp eight near Bovill, Idaho. logging; camp;
Dinner Time 1915 Tables set and ready for dinner at a logging camp. dinner; chef; logging
Forest Home 1915 A photograph of a home in the forest with some of it's residents. house; forest; resident
Life in Potlatch was Different' 1970 A twenty page paper by Ray K. Harris depicting the history of Potlatch, Idaho and how the company town grew with the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill. history; town; sawmill
The Record 1976' 1976 An issue of 'The Record 1976' with information about the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway along with how Potlatch was a successful company town. town; railway; history
A Fallen Monarch 1915 A photograph of a fallen monarch tree. tree; forest
Logging Camps 1915 One of the logging camps for the Potlatch Lumber Company. lumber; logging; camp
Roy F. Kislig 1893 A portrait of Roy F. Kisling when he was 18 years old. Photograph taken in 1893.
Potlatch Mercantile Company 1915 A photograph of people outside the Potlatch Mercantile Company which was the general department store for the town. group of people; store;
The Lumber Jack at Home 1915 A photograph of a large group of lumber jack at home after a days work. lumber jack; logging; home
Shoe, Crockery, and Grocery 1915 The interior view of the shoe, crockery, and grocery departments at the Potlatch Mercantile Company. grocery; shoes; store;
Dry Goods and Clothing 1915 A photograph of employees and customers inside the dry goods and clothing department of the Potlatch Mercantile Company. group of people; shopping; store; clothing
Public School 1915 A group of children outside the public school at Potlatch. school; students; children
Catholic Church 1915 A photograph of the Catholic Church. church; building
Bank, Post Office, and Opera House 1915 a photograph of the bank, post office, and opera house building. bank; building; opera; post office
Twenty Years in Potlatch, Idaho' 1951 A paper written by Alta O'Connell about her activities and experiences during her twenty years spent in Potlatch, Idaho. history; town;
Boarding House Number One 1915 A photograph of boarding house number one in Potlatch, Idaho. house; building
Boarding House Number Two 1915 A photograph of boarding house number two with it�s residents. house; building; group of people
Beplate Twins (Helen + Bub) 1928 The Beplate twins, Helen and Bub, being held by Luella Hall. Photograph taken in 1928.
Homes of Officials and Superintendents 1915 Photos of five homes of officials and superintendents of the Potlatch Lumber Company. house; officials;
Barn 1915 A photograph of a barn. barn; building
Train Depot 1915 A photograph of the train depot at Potlatch for the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company. trains; railway; train depot
Round House, Machine Shop, and Car Repair Shop 1915 Photographs of the round house, machine shop, and car repair shop for the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company. shop; house; repair
Locomotive Equipment 1915 Photographs of locomotive equipment of the railway company. locomotive; equipment; railway
Railroad Yard 1915 Photograph of one of Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company's railroad yards at Potlatch. railroad; yard;
A Company Town (continued) 1955 A paper with articles about Potlatch from other news sources, a list of the ill, dinners to attend, men of the month, an obituary, and other miscellaneous news items. news; town; history
A Company Town? 1955 A paper with articles about the announcement of the plan for Potlatch to be a company town with the reactions of the community, a brief history of Potlatch, and other miscellaneous new items. news; town; history; development
History of Names of Towns 1955 A paper containing the history of names of towns including the WI&M, along with several acknowledgements within the community. news; towns; history; naming
William Helmer 11/5/1951 A paper written by Louise Nygaard about William Helmer, one of the oldest employees of the Potlatch Forests, Inc., and his work for the timber industry. biography; timber;
Mr. + Mrs. C. V. Hall 1920 Mr and Mrs. C. V. Hall and their children Lovella, Xythel, and Pearl posing with a car outside of a house in Deep Creek. Photograph taken around 1920.
Beginning of WI&M 1955 An article about the beginning of Washington, Idaho, & Montana railway and the part it plays in the local community. news; history; railway
Potlatch Pine Cone 4/1/1955 The front page of a volume of the Potlatch Pine cone with the man of the month and a notification about the last talent show. news; award; talent
Forestry in Year 1905 1955 A photocopy of an article about forestry in 1905. news; forestry;
Sawmill Sign Language Dictionary 1955 The Dictionary of Sawmill Sign Language' by Dewey E. Lavoy, Sematoalogist, and Joe Flahive, Lexicographer, about the signs used for numbers. sign language; numbers; sawmill
Lutheran Church in the Making 3/1/1955 A page from a volume of the Potlatch Pine Cone about the start up of the Lutheran Church in Potlatch. news; church; building
Railcars of the WI&M 1/1/1990 An article from the MIIWest Dispatch about the WI&M changing their system from only being a passenger service and mail/express business to having the mixed train service while transitioning to using the steam train, and a motorcar throughout the week. railcars; trains;
Potlatch Lumber Co., The WI&M, and The Milwaukee 1993 An article about the history of the Potlatch Lumber Company, The Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway, and The Milwaukee. history; lumber; railroad; ownership
Potlatch in the Making 1955-03 An article about the decision of the Potlatch Lumber Company to extend operations up the Palouse. news; development
Early Potlatch History 1955 A news page with an article about early Potlatch history. news; history; lumber
Change in Supervisory Personnel 1/1/1954 A notice to the employees of Potlatch Forests Inc. about a change made in supervisory personnel. manager; employment;
The Kislig Family and Friends 1919 The Kislig family and friends line up for a photograph in front of a house. Each person is numbered. 1. Art Kislig; 2. Mrs. Kislig; 3. Jim Edmonds; 4. Leta Kislig; 5. Walt Kislig; 6. Edith Kislig; 7. Fritz Brincken; 8. John [McManama]; 9. Bill Leistne; 10. Marvin [McManama]
Christmas Party Invitation 12/6/1955 An invitation to a Christmas party from the Potlatch Forests, Inc. and a list of those invited. Christmas; invitation;
Sawmill Sign Language Dictionary 2 1955 A second 'Dictionary of Sawmill Sign Language' by Dewey E. LaVoy, Sematologist, and Joe Flahive, Lexicographer, about signs used to tell time. sign language; time; sawmill
Log Loader 1975 A image of the log loader of the Potlatch Lumber Co. at Camp 14. The Car is labeled for the PLC Co. log; lumber; loader
Potlatch Mercantile Co. 6/1/1907 A photograph of the Potlatch Mercantile Company. The renowned 'company store' was managed by A. A. McDonald and opened around June 1907 Company Stores
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Grocery 1907 A photograph of the grocery department in the Potlatch Mercantile Company. Company Stores
Unknown Baby 2 1905 A photograph of an unknown baby sitting and eating. Town Residents
Two Men in an Office 1907 A photograph of two unknown men sitting and reading in an office. Town Residents
Potlatch Hotel 1907 A photograph of the Potlatch Hotel. Town Development; hotels
Mr. Stokke Hardwar Dept. Manager 1907 A photograph of Mr. Stokke the hardware department manager. Hardware Store Manager
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Sign 1907 A photograph of a sign for the Potlatch Mercantile Company stating they are whole sale and retail. It states they pay highest cash market price for honest weight of everything you have for sale. Company Stores
Old Mine on W. McMurray Place 8/11/1984 Part of the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho mine; forest
Mrs. Kislig and Children 1915 A photograph of Leta Kislig, Mrs. Kislig, Art Kislig, and Edith Kislig posing in front of a hill.
Potlatch State Bank 1907 A photograph of the Potlatch State Bank. Town Bank
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Building 1907 A photograph of the Potlach Mercantile Company Building. Company Stores
Latah County Pig Club Show Announcement 1924 An announcement for the Latah County Pig Club Show including a pastry contest for the ladies with prizes ranging from flour to five dollars. Show; Contest
Latah County Pig Club Show Announcement 2 1924 The second part of an announcement for the Latah County Pig Club Show that states the prizes for the best apple pie and the pie eating contest. Show; Contest
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Hardware Dept. 1915 A photograph of the hardware departments interior in the Potlatch Mercantile Company. Company Stores
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Hardware Dept. 2 1915 A photograph of the interior of the hardware department of the Potlatch Mercantile Company. Company Stores
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Sales 6/1/1946 A write-up from the 'Family Tree' published by Potlatch Forests Inc. about the Potlatch Mercantile Company. It goes over what the company is known for and the services they offer and go into detail about the 5 or 6 big sales the company has each year. The big sales bring in up to 4000 people and the company provides a lot of services for the customers who participate. Company Stores
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Store 1915 A photograph of the almost completed Potlatch Mercantile building. Company Stores
Sales Day at the Merc. Image 1945 A photograph of the crowds at one of Potlatch Mercantile Company's big sales. Company Stores
Livestock Sale 1913 A photograph of a livestock sale in Potlatch, Idaho. Livestock; Sales Event
Hans Beplate and Victor 1915 Hans Beplate and Victor with a team of three horses plowing a field.
Livestock Sale 2 1913 A photograph of a livestock sale in Potlatch, Idaho. Livestock; Sales Event
Sales Day at the Merc. 1965 A newspaper article from the Potlatch Times (Vol. 4 No. 7) about the Potlatch Mercantile Company Store and the big sales they had. The article mentions manager A. A. McDonald who began the sales during his time as manager from 1909-1921 and how he would buy anything of value. Company Stores
Livestock Sale Crowd 1913 A photograph of the crowds at a livestock sale in Potlatch, Idaho. Livestock; Sales Event
Potlatch Amateur Athletic Club 12/1/1937 The first page of an article from The Family Tree about the Potlatch Amateur Athletic Club. It goes over how the club was formed, what sports were the most present and successful, the construction of the building, events held in the building, and memorials for the people who helped create it. Athletic Clubs
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Grocery Dept. 1910 A photograph of the interior of the grocery department at Potlatch Mercantile Company in Potlatch, Idaho. Company Stores
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Tobacco and Candy Dept. 1910 A photograph of the counter inside the tobacco and candy department of the Potlatch Mercantile Company in Potlatch, Idaho. Company Stores
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Shoe Dept. 1910 A photograph of employees and customers in the shoe department of the Potlatch Mercantile Company in Potlatch, Idaho. Company Stores
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Window Display 1910 A photograph of a window display of one thousand pounds of Dwight Edwards Company's steel cut chaffles java and mocha coffee at the Potlach Mercantile Company in Potlatch, Idaho. There is a reflection of the Potlatch Hotel across the street. Circa. 1910 Company Stores
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Vehicle & Implement Dept. 1913 A photograph of the vehicle and implement department of the Potlatch Mercantile Company of Potlatch, Idaho. Company Stores
Best Tying Sheds in the West 1913 A photograph of tying sheds that were 'the best in the west.' They were equipped with mangers, feed boxes and water troughs. horses; sheds
Bell Family 1925 C. W. Bell and the Bell Family pose for a photograph in front of an ivy covered building.
General Merchandise Statement 1909-06-31 A statement for an account with Potlatch Mercantile Company Wholesalers and Retailers for general merchandise purchases for June 31, 1909 financial statements; grocery
General Merchandise Statement 2 1909-06-31 A second statement for an account with Potlatch Mercantile Company Wholesalers and Retailers for general merchandise purchases for June 31, 1909. financial statements; grocery
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Interior 1910 A photograph of the interior of the Potlatch Mercantile Company in the fabric/clothing department. Company Stores
Warehouse of Goods 1910 A photograph of the interior of a warehouse with what appears to be bed frames, mattresses, and furnaces. Warehouses; Stores
A. W. Laird Portrait 1913 A portrait of A. W. Laird in 1913. Portraits
Potlatch Mercantile Co. Interior 2 1909 A photograph of Mabelle Morris and Beulah Fillinger in the early interior of Potlatch Mercantile Company. Company Stores
Hauling Cut Ice 1905 A photograph of the horses and sleigh used to haul cut ice. Ice Cutting
Ice Blocks 1905 A photograph of a man with several ice blocks. Ice Cutting
Ice Cutting Scene 1905 A photograph of ice blocks, people, and pools of ice. Ice Cutting
Potlatch Brick Company Plant Interior 9/27/1906 A photograph of the interior of the red brick manufacturer of the Potlatch Brick Company plant. Located where the H.S. play field/area is now, they had a capital stock of $10,000.00. The associates were Hugh P. Henry and F. C. McGowan. It was organized by Joseph A. Tertel. Brick Plant
The Kislig Family 1915 A photograph of the Kislig family in a carriage drawn by two horses. Mrs. Kislig is driving the carriage. Leta, Art and Edith Kislig are passengers
Ice Cutting Pools 1910 A photograph of the icy pools where men have been ice cutting. Ice Cutting
Walkway Between Town and Plant 2/23/1906 A photograph of an early day walkway between the town and the plant. Pedestrian Walkways
Wm. Deary Birthday and Potlatch Poem 6/24/1904 Newspaper clippings about Wm. Deary's 51st birthday party and a poem about the town of Potlatch. Newspaper Clippings
Potlatch, Idaho Circa 1915 1915 A photograph of a birds eye view of Potlatch, Idaho. Town Development
Main Fork of Palouse River 1925 A photograph of Charlie Wagner's meadow up the main fork of the Palouse River circa 1925. Meadow; River
16' by 4' Slab Wood 1910 A photograph of 16' by 4' slab wood piled to dry. The caption on the photo says there was a good market for this wood but there is no information as to what is was sold for- wholesale or retail. The following is a contract price list they paid per cord: picking 16'_ .25?, tied edgings,- .50?, picking 4'- .23?, piling 4'- .18?, hauling green- .50?, hauling dry on hill,- .40?, hauling tie ends,- .35?. Lumber Sales
Potlatch Hospital 1945 A photograph of the Potlatch Hospital that was once the #2 boarding house. Town Hospital
Monthly Statement for Professional Services 3/1/1941 A monthly statement from Drs. F. C. Gibson and J. W. Thompson for professional services on March 17. Doctors; Physicians
Potlatch Hospital Bill 7/1/1941 A bill from Potlatch Hospital that does not include medical services, just the cost of the special nurse, an operating room fee, and miscellaneous charges. Doctors; Physicians
William Deary Memorial 6/11/1921 A photograph of men placing the two large granite boulders on the Athletic Club lawn for William Deary's memorial. The boulders were from the side of Elk Butte near Elk River, Idaho. William Deary was remembered for his work as the general manager of the Potlatch Lumber Company and the WI&M Railway Company. The photograph is from the Daily Star Mirror, Moscow, Idaho Memorials; boulders
Amos Grate Place 1936 Photograph of Rena (Hicks) Cayou with Millie [age 3] and Carol [age 4] at the Amos Grate place. horses;
Dr. J.W. Thompson 1945 A photograph of Dr. J. W. Thompson who was a long time Potlatch physician associated with Dr. Gibson in the operation of the Hospital. Doctors; Physicians
William Deary Memorial; Looking Back 1975 A photograph and article taking 'a backward glance' to 1921 when the William Deary Memorial was put in place. The article describes the boulders and where they were from along with Deary's past. Memorials; boulders
Slab wood Process at Sawmill 1915 A photograph and caption explaining the process of transporting slab wood and how it was sold to the people living on the North Hill to warm their homes. Lumber Sales
Slab wood Wagon 1915 A photograph of Florence Woods and a 'two horse power' wagon used to deliver slab wood to Potlach customers. Slab wood was made of wood waste and was sold to the residents of Potlatch along with Spokane and other nearby communities. Lumber Sales
Frank Gibson M.D. 1910 A photograph of Frank Gibson M. D. Doctors; Portraits
Doctor Frank Gibson 1910 A photograph of long time doctor and surgeon at the Potlatch Hospital, Doctor Frank Gibson. From 'The Trees Grew Tall,' courtesy of John Miller. Doctors; Surgeons
Tuition and Board Invoice 9/7/1903 An invoice from the Academy of the Holy Names for Miss Genevieve Deary in Spokane, Washington on September 7, 1903. The payment was for board and tuition (from September 6 to November 15), piano, drawing and painting, typewriting and stenography, and laundry. It was paid to The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Invoice; Boarding School
J. W. Thompson 1955 A newspaper article about J.W. Thompson's education and experience as a doctor in honor of national doctors' appreciation day. He was a physician in Latah country for over 43 years and recalls the changes in medicine and transportation. Doctors; medicine
Union Church 1920 A photograph of the Union Church in Potlatch, Idaho. Courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation from The Lee Gale Collection Church Buildings
Main Auditorium of Union Church 1920 A photograph of the main auditorium in the Union Church in Potlatch, Idaho. Courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation from The Lee Gale Collection Church Buildings
Clausen Place 5/1/1988 A lone Pine tree near Clausen Place on Deep Creek.
Potlatch School History 6/5/1914 A special school edition of the Union Church News from the Palouse Republic with a brief history of Potlatch Schools. It discusses the graduating class, the involvement of the Lumber Company, the challenges with creating a school district, the teachers and the work they did, and the growth and development of Potlatch schools. School History
Potlatch 8th Grade Class 1922 A photograph of an 8th grade class from Potlatch, Idaho. Circa 1922 courtesy of Inez Gleave Rich School Students
Potlatch Buildings 1920 A photograph of the grade school, union church, high school, and church manse in Potlatch Washington. School; Church; Buildings
The Potlatch Hotel 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch Hotel and planked streets surrounding. Hotel Buildings
Potlatch Mercantile Co. and Hotel 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch hotel and the Potlatch Mercantile Company. Town Development
Potlatch, Idaho Residential 1915 A photograph of a view of Potlatch, Idaho looking N.E. from the depot area where Pine St. is just below the houses. Town Development
First School in Potlatch 1910 A photograph of the students and temporary building of the first school in Potlatch, Idaho. The Superintendent R. W. Scofe has been identified as the tall man on the right without a hat. School Students
Max Williamson 1920 A photograph of Max Williamson, assistant sales manager for the Potlatch Lumber Company. He promoted physical fitness and recreational development for the employees of Potlatch. A gym was built by the Potlatch Lumber Company for $15,000 in 1916 and is still there today. They hired physical education directors as staff and created the Potlatch Amateur Athletic Club that had 400 members. Gyms; health clubs
Gymnasium 1920 A photograph of the Gymnasium in Potlatch, Idaho. Gyms; health clubs
Charles McDonald Dray Service 1915 A photograph of Charles McDonald driving for dray service and delivery. Dray Horse; Services
Rena (Hicks) and Erman Cayou 1958 A photograph of Rena (Hicks) and Erman Cayou taken in Dun Valley, California, in 1958. Rena, born in 1903, is Lydia and James Hicks' daughter.
Union Church 2 1920 A photograph of the Union Church in Potlatch, Idaho. Courtesy of Rex and Minnie Benson. Church Buildings
Union Church History 1952 A photograph and article by Louise Nygaard about the Union Church at Potlatch that was dedicated in 1912. The article describes the burning of the church on July 31, 1951, the church's history, and plans for a new church for the Presbyterian Community. Church Buildings
Grade School, Union Church and High School 1914 A photograph of a 1914 view of the grade school, Union church, and high school that were all built by the Potlatch Lumber Company. Photo courtesy of Calvin Kreid Town Development; School; Church; Buildings
Potlatch Landscape 1920 A photograph of buildings in Potlatch, Idaho. They are labeled as the rooming house, boarding house, boarding house later remodeled for theater, confectionary, gymnasium (PAAC), hotel, union church, Potlatch merc., PFI main office, and farm implements - Potlatch merc. later town site headquarters. Town Development
Sawmill 1915 A photograph of the sawmill and train tracks in Potlatch, Idaho. Sawmill; town development
Teachers Term Report 1916 A document courtesy of Alec Bull of a teacher's term report of public school in Princeton from September 23, 1915 to May 26, 1916. It lists girls and boys separately and gives their name, age, and days in attendance. The document also contains an evaluation of the library, text books, equipment, school buildings, grounds, and community activities the school has. The last page of the document is a summary of pupils, salary, and grades taught at the school. School Reports
School House 1914 A photograph of the school house in Potlatch, Idaho. School House
The Joe Cada Family 1915 A photograph of the Joe Cada family. Photo courtesy of the Special Collections U. of I. Library. Families (kinship groups)
Potlatch Grade School 1914 A photograph of the Potlatch Grade School. School House
Potlatch High School 1920 A photograph of a building built in 1908 by the Potlatch Lumber Company that was originally used for all Protestant denominations in Potlatch until the Union Church was built in 1912. It was then converted to the high school. Church Buildings; School House
Link Burdeh & Friends 1920 Link Burdeh & friends, including Mr. & Mrs. Kimball and Mr. & Mrs. John Nirk, stand in the snow in front of a house in Deep Creek.
Potlatch High School Class of 1926 1926 A photograph of the Potlatch High School class of 1926 School Students
P.H.S. Class of '28 1925 A photograph of the Potlatch High School class of 1928. School Students
P.H.S. Class of '27 Roster 1925 A document listing names of those in Potlatch High School's class of '27. It appears to be related to an unknown image. School Students
P.H.S. Class of 1928 1924 A photograph of the Potlatch High School class of 1928. School Students
P.H.S Classes '24-'34 Names 7/8/2000 A list of the individuals photographed from Potlatch High School's classes of 1924-1934 at the Potlatch All School Reunion. Reunion; List
Potlatch All School Reunion Cover 7/8/2000 A photograph of a title page for the Potlatch All School Reunion of July 8, 2000. Reunion; Title Page
P.H.S Classes '24-'34 7/8/2000 A photograph of individuals from Potlatch High School's classes of 1924-1935 at the Potlatch All School Reunion. Reunion; Alumna
P.H.S. Class of '27 1925 A photograph of the Potlatch High School class of 1927. School Students
P.H.S. Class of '27 Junior Year Roster 1925 A document listing names of those in Potlatch High School's class of 1927 in their Junior year. It appears to be related to Gale_Town_72a and Gale_Town_72b. School Students
P.H.S. Class of '28 Roster 1925 A document listing names of those in Potlatch High School's class of '28. It appears to be related to an unknown image. School Students
Winton Taxi Cab 1917 Fred Wilks behind the wheel of the Winton Taxi cab while it is parked in front of the Spokane Hotel. In 1917 the taxi cab's owner was John Mahoeny and the fare was 25 cents per mile.
P.H.S. Basketball Champs 1924 A photograph of the Potlatch High School basketball champs in 1924. Photo courtesy of Inez Gleave Rich. School Athletes
Harvard, Idaho School House 1920 A photograph of the school house in Harvard, Idaho. School House
Princeton, Idaho School Yard 1922 A photograph of the school yard in Princeton, Idaho. School House
P.H.S. Class 1925 A photograph of a class of Potlatch High School. School Students
Princeton Students 1908 A photograph of a class from the Old Log School House at Princeton in 1908. School Students
Potlatch 1st Grade Class 1916 A photograph of the Potlatch first grade class with their teacher Miss Ruth Hall. Hall dedicated a lot of service to the school system in the early days. School Students
Automobile Repair Shop 1925 A photograph of the automobile repair shop, a service car, and a car being serviced. Automobile Repairs
PFI Main Office 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch Forest Inc. Main Office with the gymnasium in the background. Office Buildings
American Legion Log Cabin 1925 A photograph of the American Legion Log Cabin that was almost lost to fire soon after it was built in the 1920's Log Cabins
P.H.S. Freshman Class 1925 1925 A photograph of Potlatch High School's freshman class in 1925 along with a list of their names. School Students
Homesteads North of Potlatch 1988 The Taylor Place, the John Nirk Place, and the C. V. Hall Place north of Potlatch, Idaho. Taken in May, 1988.
Potlatch Home Guard 1918 A photograph of the Potlatch Home Guard Town Militia
Potlatch Band 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch Band with their instruments. Town Band
P.H.S. Football Squad 1920 A photograph of the Potlatch High School football squad around 1920. School Athletes
Potlatch 'Home Guard' 1918 A photograph of the Potlatch Home Guard Town Militia
P.H.S. Football Squad 1926 1926 A photograph of the Potlatch High School Football squad in 1926 with roster. Their playing field was in the ball park built by the Potlatch Lumber Company in 1910. School Athletes
P.H.S. Baseball Team 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch High School baseball team. School Athletes
Potlatch Residents 1915 A photograph of residents in the Potlatch area around 1915. Town Residents
P.H.S. Baseball Team 1912 1912 A photograph of the Potlatch High School baseball team in 1912. School Athletes
P.H.S. Baseball Team 2 1915 A photograph of the Potlatch High School baseball team with coach Frank Coragliotti after a win against Bovill. School Athletes
P.H.S. Class of '27 List 1915 A list of names from the class of 1927 at Potlatch High School. School Students; List
W. McMurray Place Trees 8/11/1984 75 and 80 yr. old tree tailings on W. McMurray Place (the old Alva Strong Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho. trees; mine; forest
Rasmus Clausen Ranch 1988 A rapeseed field on Rasmus Clausen Ranch north of Potlatch, Idaho. Taken in May, 1988.
Junior Class 1934-1935 1975 A photograph from a newspaper of the Potlatch High School class of 1936 in their junior year with a list of names. School Students
Potlatch Town Baseball Team 1912 A photograph of the Potlatch town baseball team with mascots. Town Athletes
Potlatch Town-Site 1905 A photograph of the future town-site area of Potlatch, ID with a note to notice the cedar rail fences. Future town
Potlatch Education System 1975 A list of dates and descriptions of events relating to the Potlatch education system. School Activities
Employee Housing 1906 A photograph of employee housing after some development. Industrial Housing
Potlatch Town-Site 2 1905 A duplicate photograph of the Potlatch Town-Site with a different finish. Future town
Growing Potlatch, Idaho 4/17/1906 A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho after some development brought it to life. Town Development
Employee Housing Years Later 1910 A photograph of employee housing after a few years of development. Industrial Housing
First Store Interior 1910 A photograph of manager Mr. Marshall (left) inside the first store or commissary in Potlatch. Town Development
Main Street 1905 A photograph of the temporary commissary, offices, store (second building from left), and housing on Main St. in Potlatch, Idaho. Located on the flat next to the mill pond during the winter of 1905-1906. Main Streets
Township map 1943 Map of Township 42 N., Range 5 W. and Fract. Township 42 N., Range 6 W. of the Boise Maridian. Clausen place 20 acres and Clausen Place North 80 acres. Scale is 1 3/4 inches to 1 mile.
Potlatch, Idaho 1906 9/16/1906 A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho in 1906 from the Potlatch Lumber Company. Town Development
Hill 86 Years Later 1992 A photograph of a hill in Potlatch 86 years later than another photo taken of the hill. Town Development
First House Foundation 11/11/1905 A photograph and caption of the foundation being built for the first house in Potlatch, Idaho. The caption explains that W. A. Wilkinson of Minneapolis was to design and build the mill and C. F. White of Spokane was to supervise the building of the community. They were hired by Potlatch Lumber Company. The growth of the town within the first year of the mill being built is also shared. Town Construction
First Store 1910 A photograph of the first store in Potlatch, Idaho and it's first manager, James Campbell in the door on the left. Town Development
Potlatch, Idaho Landscape 1910 1910 A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho in 1910 after the Catholic and Lutheran Churches had been constructed. Town Development
Unknown Family 3 1905 A photograph of an unknown family group in Potlatch, Idaho. Town Family
Potlatch, Idaho Landscape1908 1908 A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho in 1908. Town Development
Potlatch, Idaho Landscape 1906 7/5/1906 A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho from top of burner. Town Development
Boarding House #1 1906 A photograph of Boarding House #1 in Potlatch, Idaho. Town Development
Boarding House #2 1906 A photograph of Boarding House #2 that later became the towns hospital. Town Development
Lone Pine Tree 1988 A lone pine tree near the Clausen Place on Deep Creek. Taken in May, 1988.
Unknown Family 1908 A glass plate negative photograph of an unknown Potlatch family group. Town Family
Unknown Family 2 1908 A photograph of an unknown family group in Potlatch at 720 Cedar St. Town Family
Unknown Family 4 1905 A photograph of an unknown family group with their dog. Town Family
Two Unknown Men 1905 A photograph of two unknown men. Town Residents
Unknown Mother and Child 1905 A photograph of an unknown mother and child. Town Residents
Unknown Woman 1905 A photograph of an unknown woman. Town Residents
Unknown Woman 2 1905 A photograph of an unknown woman with a chair. Town Residents
Unknown Man 1905 A photograph of an unknown man. Town Residents
Three Unknown Women 1905 A photograph of three unknown women. Town Residents
Unknown Baby 1905 A photograph of an unknown baby in a stroller. Town Residents
North East Corner Post 1988 A post on the North East corner of the R. Clausen place on Deep Creek. The post as installed around 1915. The photograh was taken in May, 1988
Unknown Couple 1905 A photograph of a sitting man and standing woman. Town Residents
Otto Heine 1925 A photograph of Otto Heine, the 4-square lumber department foreman, playing the piano. Sawmill Employees
Walking Tour of Potlatch Neighborhoods 1985 A brochure for a walking tour of Potlatch neighborhoods with the history of all the buildings on the tour. Walking Tour; Historic Town
Arley Decker and Family 1925 A photograph of Potlatch Lumber Company's supt. of the cedar pole division, Arley Decker with his wife Charlotte (A.W. Laird's daughter) and children Mary Ann and Allison Laird Decker. Sawmill Employees
Princeton Grade School 1923 A photograph of the children in grades 5-8 at the Princeton Grade School. School Students
Potlatch Old Timers 1975 A photograph of a dozen of the oldest Potlatch Old-Timers. Town Residents
Harvard, ID School House 1911 A photograph of children in front of the school house in Harvard, ID. School House
Librarian Jesse Metcalf 1925 A photograph of Potlatch's early city library in the basement of the Union Church with the librarian Jesse Metcalf. Town Library
The Great Western Copper Company 1/13/1909 A letter to William Deary from A.A. McDonald the Great Western Copper Company asking him to attend a meeting on January 23, 1909. Meeting; Letter
Homes of Officials and Superintendents Layout 1910 A hand drawn map of the homes of officials and superintendents of the Potlatch Lumber Company. Map; Homes
Lone Pine Tree 1988 A lone pine tree near a fenace and road on the Clausen Place on Deep Creek. Photograph taken in May, 1988.
More Homes of Officials and Superintendents 1910 Photographs of the homes of officials and superintendents of the Potlatch Lumber Company. Homes; Officials
Main Office 1920 A photograph of Potlatch Lumber Company's main office that was built in 1916 and is now City Hall. Office Building
Potlatch Residence 1906 A photograph of a home at 315 Spruce that was built in 1906 Old Town; House
Homes of Officials and Superintendents 1910 Photographs of the homes of officials and superintendents of the Potlatch Lumber Company. Homes; Officials
Miss Mabel Kelly 1950 A photograph and article announcing the retirement of Miss Mabel Kelley a long time office secretary of the Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill Employees
Main Office-2 1920 A photograph of Potlatch Lumber Company�s main office. Office Building
Land Dept. Office 1918 A photograph of the Land Dept. Office with Leo Morris, Margorie Balch Stapleton, and Alice Carr Hodge. Office Building
A.W. Laird's Office 1918 A photograph of Mr. A.W. Laird's office. He was the general manager of the Potlatch Lumber Company from 1913-1931. Office Building
Miss Mabel Kelly 1950 A photograph and article about Miss Mabel Kelley a long time office secretary of the Potlatch Lumber Company. Sawmill Employees
W.D. Humiston's Office 1918 A photograph of the office of land agent W.D. Humiston. Office Building
Clausen Deep Creek 1908 Fences and fields near the Clausen Place in Deep Creek.
W.D. Humiston's Office (opposite) 1918 A photograph with the opposite view of the office of land agent W.D. Humiston. Office Building
Lumber Sales Department 1918 A photograph of the lumber sales department with H.L. Pelen, H.W. Chatterton, David Rossenberry, and Max Williamson. Office Building
W.I.& M. Depot 1915 A photograph of the first completed public building in Potlatch; the W.I. & M. Depot. Public Building
Harry Gleave 1918 A photograph of Potlatch City Marshall and town site supt. Harry Gleave at his desk. Office Building
Stenographic Staff 1918 A photograph of the stenographic staff: Mabel Kelly, Margorie B. Stapleton, Viviene Van Nettan, Adele Lampert, and Elsie Pederson. Office Building
Wm. Deary Memorial 1921 A photograph of Wm. Deary's memorial with the Potlatch Hotel on the right and PAAC gym on the left. Memorial; Buildings
Junction of Sixth & Pine 1915 A photograph looking northeast by the junction of Sixth and Pine where City Hall (old Potlatch Lumber Company Main Office) is located. Building Lot
Larch Street 1915 A photograph looking north up Larch Street. Town; Street
Water Reservoir Construction 1915 A photograph of the 1,000,000 gallon city water reservoir under construction. Water Reservoir
Banquet in Gymnasium 1915 A photograph of a banquet in the gymnasium for an unknown occasion. Banquet; Gymnasium
Nirk, Zedeker, and Clausen Places 1908 John Nirk Place - Zedeker Place (Center) and Clausen Place (Left). Several buildings and fields.
First Potlatch Postmaster 1915 A photograph of the first Potlatch Postmaster Mr. and Mrs. Smith, son Stanley on horse. At 655 Spruce. Other person unknown. Postmaster; Homes
Road into Potlatch 4/20/1906 A photograph of the road into Potlatch from the west. Town Roads
Saturday Night Crowd 1915 A photograph of the Saturday Night Crowd in Onaway. Group Portrait; Recreation
Potlatch Brick Plant Location 1914 A photograph of the location of the Potlatch Brick Plant on a flat. The road to Onaway is in the foreground. Town Landscape
Growing Potlatch 2/22/1906 A photograph of Potlatch looking east from the mill site. Town Landscape
North of Potlatch 3/25/1906 A photograph of an area north of Potlatch with Gold Hill in the background. Scenic Landscape
Homes in Wilderness 1906 A photograph of homes in a forest. Homes; Landscape
Old Flour Mill Dam 1910 A photograph of the Palouse River flowing over the old flour mill dam at the east end of town. Dam; River
Flooding Palouse River 1910 A photograph looking north across the flooding Palouse River by the steel bridge. Flooding River
Broken Upper Dam 1910 A photograph of the broken upper dam. Dam; River; Damage
John Nirk Place 1908 Looking Northeast across fields at the John Nirk Place. Taken around 1908 to 1909.
Palouse River Flooding Area 1910 A photograph of the flooding area for the Palouse River west of Potlatch. Deep Creek R.R. bridge seen in upper left. Flooding; River; Bridge
Catholic Church 1907 A photograph of the Catholic Church built by the Potlatch Lumber Company in 1907. Catholic Church
Potlatch State Bank Deposit Slip 5/1/1907 A deposit slip from the Potlatch State Bank for $60,000. Bank Slip
Potlatch State Bank Interior 8/15/1906 A photograph of the Potlatch State Bank's interior that opened on August 15, 1906. It was managed by Mr. M.D. McFerson. Bank Interior
Potlatch and Moscow Ladies 1950 A photograph of the Potlatch and Moscow Ladies Mrs. J.W. Thompson, wife Dr. Thompson; Viola McCarter, 3rd grade teacher; Carrie Bush, Moscow; Nellie Sweeney, Moscow; Ruth Hall, 1st grade teacher; Tilda Nelson, Moscow; Gertrude Orcutt, Moscow; Jessie Wilson, Moscow; Nellie Gleave, Potlatch. Residents; Women
Potlatch Hospital 1920 A photograph of the Potlatch Hospital where the resident physician's were Dr. Gibson and Thompson Hospital; Doctors
J.P. Volmer Farm 1925 A photograph of a timothy hay harvest on the J.P. Volmer farm near Potlatch. Farm; Hay; Harvest
Gold Hill Lookout Cabin 1939 A photograph of the Gold Hill Lookout Cabin with Nettie and Lee Gale Jr. Cabin; Town Residents
Baling Timothy Hay 1925 A photograph of a team of farmers baling timothy hay near Potlatch on the J.P. Volmer farm. Farm; Hay; Harvest; Baling
Harvesting Oats 1925 A photograph of farmers harvesting oats on the I.E. Wolheter farm near Potlatch. Farm; Oats; Harvest
John Nirk Place 1908 Looking North across fields at the John Nirk Place. Taken around 1908 to 1909.
Ruhl Wedding Party 7/30/1913 A photograph of a wedding party on the south side of Gold Hill north of Princeton. The group includes Emma Coffin (pastor in Whittier, California Friends Church, probably performed ceremony), Claude Haskins, Econ Guernsey, brother of the bride Forest Allen, groom Sidney Ruhl, bride Fern Ruhl, Mary Ruhl, Viola Guernsey, brides cousin Miss Coffin, and mother of the bride Mary Allen. Wedding Party; Celebration
Ruhl Reception Picnic 7/30/1913 A photograph of the reception picnic of the Ruhl Wedding. Wedding Party; Celebration; Reception
Wedding Carriage 7/30/1913 A photograph of the horse and carriage for the Ruhl wedding. Wedding; Celebration; Transportation; Horse; Carriage
Potlatch Family Fishing Trip 1916 A photograph of Lowell and Ida Thrasher with son Leon on a 1916 fishing trip to the Little North Fork of the Clearwater River. Fishing; Family; River
Group of Men 1915 A photograph of five men on rocks. Men; Rocks; Group
Two Women 1915 A photograph of two women in the outdoors wearing typical early 18th century clothing. Women; Outdoors; Clothing
Men By Railroad Tracks 1915 A photograph of four men on rocks next to railroad tracks. Men; Outdoors; Railroad Tracks
Mr. Larid with Fred and Mrs. McGowan at Palouse 1905 Photograph of Mr. Laird with the McGowan's at the Palouse in 1905. Group photo; portrait; lumber
Two Men by Tracks 1915 A photograph of two men between a wall of rocks and railroad tracks. Men; Outdoors; Railroad Tracks
View of Potlatch looking north from Knob Hill 1913 1913 photograph of the town of Potlatch, looking north from Knob Hill. Scenery photo; town views
Hauling Logs Near Alive Strong Mill 1915 Ed Soncarty, Spets, and Dirty Tucker hauling logs near Alive Strong Mill.
Mr. Larid with Mr. and Mrs. Mason McPherson 1905 1905 Photograph of Mr. Laird and Mr. and Mrs. McPherson in front of some trees on the Palouse. Group photo; portrait; nature; outdoors
Five Men and Chopped Wood 1915 A photograph of five men in front of chopped wood. Group photo; Wood; Men; Outdoors
Sunday Afternoon Activities 1915 A photograph of three men after they climbed a rock wall on a Sunday afternoon near Potlatch. Group photo; Men; Outdoors; Rock Climbing
Eight Men at the Baggage Room 1915 A photograph of eight men in front of the Baggage Room. Group photo; Men; Baggage
List of Properties for Sale 12/13/1912 An ad for the Princeton Realty Company in the Palouse Republic with a list of 'Some of the Best Buys in the Northwest' with their dimensions, price, and general location. Realty; Land; Sale
Edward Rutledge Sternwheeler 1915 A photograph of 'Edward Rutledge,' an old sternwheeler on lake Coeur d' Alene. Lake; Boat
Free Public Library at Potlatch 10/1/1939 A newspaper article from The Family Tree about the Potlatch Free Public Library and Reading Room and it's founders, the books, and chairman of the library board Mrs. W.D. Humiston. Library; Books
Grizzle Camp/ Laird Park 1925 A photograph of 'a great view looking east of the original log bridge over the Palouse River at Grizzle Camp. Now known as Laird Park. A small dam, built by the U.S.F.S. is now on or near this spot. A long time Potlatch Lumber Company Employee, Paul Welo and his wife Ester are sitting on the bridge. River; Bridge; Employee; Couple; Dam
Children on a Donkey 1915 A photograph of James, Gorden, Russell, and Inez Gleave on Sampson the donkey that would bray every time the mill whistle would blow. It is looking north on Pine Street with a planked road bed. The description goes into the children's relationships with other Gleave's in Potlatch. Children; Donkey; Family
Blurry Man 1910 A blurry photograph of a man on a street. Man; Street
W. McMurray Place Tour 8/11/1984 A group of people on a tour of the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho. mine; tour; forest; group of people
John Nirk Place 1911 The John Nirk Place North of Potlatch, ID. The Clausen buldings are labeled with by an arrow. Taken around 1911.
The Frank Peterson Homestead 1910 A photograph of the homestead of Frank Peterson adjacent to and on the north side of the lumber yard along the highway west of the USFS station. Homestead; family
Potlatch Community Days 1961 A photograph of Potlatch Community Days at the City Park Community Gathering
Potlatch Celebrates Opening a New Library 2/3/2000 Article from the Latah Eagle about the creation of a new library/community center in Potlatch. Education; Community; Building and Construction
Background of the founding of the Potlatch Library 2/3/2000 Continuation of the front page article, including three more columns, one about the grand opening, another about time capsules in the library, and the last about a memorial for r a former librarian. Education; Community; Building and Construction; Memorial
Realization of a Dream, Through Hard work and Determination 2/3/2000 A story about the importance of donors and memorials to the success of a new library, particularly about the funds from family and friends of leukemia victim Tess Haddock Education; Community; Donation; Memorial; Construction
History of New (Now Old) Library 2/3/2000 Newspaper column detailing the history of this public library and thanking the people who made the construction of a new one possible. History; Education; Community; Donation
History of Potlatch 1970 Document outlining the history of Potlatch Lumber Co and how it was set up. documents
Building 1970 View an old building. A car can be seen parked on the side of the building and a railroad track runs in front of it. buildings; railroads
Time Table Document 1908 A document outlining the time table for the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company. It documents what the station is, how far the station is from Palouse, and when the train is scheduled to arrive and depart. documents; timetables
Railway Map 1907 Map showing the stations on the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway maps; railways
Sein Hansen and Maren Clausen 7/1/1928 Sein Hansen and Maren Clausen standing in the fields at Deep Creek Ranch. Pgotograph taken in July, 1928
Passenger Train 1910 View of a passenger train at the Potlatch depot headed for Palouse. Men can be seen standing on the sides of the train and a few people can be seen in the windows of the train. locomotives; railroads
Time Table Document 1906 A document outlining the time table for the Potlatch Lumber Company. It documents what the station is, how far the station is from Palouse, and when the train is scheduled to arrive and depart. documents; timetables
Locomotive 1910 View of an 'old' No. 22 locomotive that was built by the American Locomotive Co. for the Potlatch Lumber Company. The locomotive was originally a coal burner, but was later converted to coil. The locomotive was later sold to the U.S. Army in 1939. A few men can be seen standing on or next to the locomotive. locomotives; railroads
Land Grants Document 1955 Document explaining information about railroad land grants in the Pacific Northwest. documents; land grants
Locomotive Company Document 1910 Document explaining the locomotive that was built for the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway by the American Locomotive Company. documents; locomotives
Land Grants Document 1955 Map showing the land grants that were made by congress in order to aid in the construction of railroads in the United States. maps; land grants
Locomotive 1910 A No. 22 locomotive that is hauling stacks of logs for Potlatch Lumber Company. Four men can be seen standing and sitting on top of the locomotive. locomotives; logging
Time Table Document 1907 A document outlining the time table for the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company. It documents what the station is, how far the station is from Palouse, and when the train is scheduled to arrive and depart. documents; timetables
Locomotive 1910 View of a No. 22 locomotive. The locomotive can be seen sitting in the middle of a group of railroad tracks. locomotives; railroads
Locomotive 1910 View of a No. 22 locomotive. The locomotive can be seen sitting on a railroad track. locomotives; railroads
Amos Grate and John Nirk 1908 Amos Grate and John Nirk sitting on a large cut tree.
Locomotive 1910 View of a No. 23 locomotive. The locomotive can be seen sitting in the middle of a group of railroad tracks. locomotives; railroads
Time Table Document 1910 A document outlining the time table for the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company. It documents what the station is, how far the station is from Palouse, and when the train is scheduled to arrive and depart. documents; time tables
Railroad Car 1910 View of a railroad car sitting on the railroad tracks. On the side of the car, it says 'Washington Idaho & Montana Ry'. railroad cars; railroads
Locomotive 1910 View of the 'old' 23 locomotive in the Bovill yards during the winter. locomotives; railroads
Private Rail Car 1907 William Deary sitting on his private rail car. He used this often to cover operations between Palouse and Bovill. A few buildings and some horses pulling wagon can be seen in the background. railroad cars; men
Locomotive 1905 View of a No. 22 locomotive. Three men can be seen standing on the railroad tracks in front of the locomotive. locomotives; men; railroads
Railroad Car 1930 View of a railroad car sitting at a railroad station. The side of the car advertises 'Pres-to-logs' through the Potlatch Forests Inc., which talks about burning the ideal fuel. railroad cars; railroads
New Depot 1905 View of the new depot that was built for the railroad. A few people can be seen sitting on the porch of the new building. buildings; railroads; railroad stations
WI&M Shop 11/11/1906 View of the WI&M machine and blacksmith shop taking shape. Men can be seen working on building the shop. machine shops; smithies
Loading Logs 1905 View of a machine loading logs onto a railroad car. logging; machines; railroads
Brincken and Nirk 1917 Fritz Brincken, John Nirk, Durell Nirk, Amel Brincken and several teams of draft animals. Photograph taken about 1917.
Rock Creek Dam 1905 View of the Rock Creek Dam near Potlatch, Idaho. A locomotive hauling stacks of logs can be seen on the railroad tracks to the left of the dam. dams; locomotives; railroads
WI&M Train 1905 View of a Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railroad combination freight and log train hauling stacks of logs. The train is arriving at the upper pond near the yards at Potlatch, Idaho. freight trains; trains; ponds
Town View 1905 View of the town of Potlatch, Idaho as it was taking shape. The depot can be seen, along with a WI&M passenger train switching in the yard. towns; passenger trains; railroads
WI&M Repair Shops 1907 View of the WI&M repair shops in the Potlatch yards. The view shows the coal bunker, the round house, and the turn table. The river can also be seen at flood stage. railroad yards; repair shops
Logging Wreck 1929 View of logging wreck. Logs can be seen surrounding the railroad tracks. railroad tracks; logs; wrecks
Logging Wreck 1929 The remnants of a logging wreck in Vassar. Logs can be seen piled up next to the railroad tracks/ railroad tracks; logs; wrecks
WI&M Railroad Car 9/20/1909 View of a WI&M railroad car made by the American Car Foundry Company. The car says 'Baggage' and 'U.S. Mail' on the side. railroad cars; railroads
Transit Markings Catalog 8/11/1992 Document of the U.S. transit markings catalog. documents
WI&M Mixed Train 1910 View of a WI&M mixed train leaving Potlatch going west bound. The mill and the town can be seen in eh background. railroads; mills; towns
WI&M Railroad Car 9/20/1909 View of the inside of a railroad car built by the American Cars Foundry Company. railroad cars; railroads
John Nirk Place 1911 Buildings on the John Nirk Place North of Potlatch, ID. The Clausen buldings are labeled with by an arrow. Taken around 1911.
Logging Train 1915 View of a locomotive pulling tacks of logs. A man can be seen sitting next to the window of the locomotive. locomotives; railroads; logging
The 'Bug' 1933 View of the 'bug', which was built to replace the steam driven passenger train. It was retired after four years once the 'Potlatcher' was introduced. railroads
The 'Potlatcher' 1955 View of the 'Potlatcher', which is a streamlined passenger, mail, and express car. The railroad car was made especially for the WI&M railway company. It was retired in 1955. railroad cars; railroads
Log Train 1910 View of a locomotive pulling stacks of logs in Potlatch, Idaho. The railroad can be seen winding around a body of water on one side and a group of trees on the other. locomotives; railroads; logging
Round House 1910 The WI&M roundhouse at Potlatch. Many locomotives can be seen sitting inside the roundhouse. locomotives; roundhouses
New Depot 1910 The brand new depot. People can be seen standing on the seck of the new building and curtains can be seen hanging from the windows. railroads; stations
Maintenance yards 7/24/1907 The WI&M maintenance yards at Potlatch. The Browing Crane is unloading all the logs from the flat cars into the mill pond. railroads; cranes
Log Train 1915 A locomotive pulling stacks of logs on flat cars to the mill at Potlatch. A river can be seen tot eh right of the railroad tracks. railroads; rivers; logging
Log Train 1915 A WI&M doubles header log train pulling logs stacked on flat cars into the mill yards. A river sits to the left of the railroad tracks and houses can be seen to the right. railroads; rivers; logging
Specification Letter 8/24/1909 Letter by Norman B. Livermore and Co. documenting the specifications for locomotives. documents; locomotives
Dwight Strong 1937 Dwight Strong driving a team of horses pulling a sledge of lumber. Photograph taken in 1937.
Specification Letter 8/24/1909 Letter by Norman B. Livermore and Co. documenting the specifications for locomotives. documents; locomotives
Specification Document 12/3/1906 Document outlining the specifications of the ties that the Potlatch Lumber Company is selling tot eh Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Company. documents
WI&M History 5/1/1985 Short hand-written document discussing a brief history of the WI&M railway. The document has a note on it about a picture that was in the Palouse Republic issue 11-17-05 of a crowd about to board a special train. documents; histories
WI&M Tracks 1910 View of the WI&M tracks heading East out of Potlatch. The tracks go through the Company Ranch. The Gold Hill can be seen in the background. railroad tracks
Special Trains Document 10/1/1990 Article, written by Tom Burg, in the MilWest Dispatch discussing the history of special trains and their use on the WI&M railroads. It also lists the types of special trains, including information about the company and number of cars. documents; trains
Special Trains Document 10/1/1990 Article, written by Tom Burg, in the MilWest Dispatch discussing the history of special trains and their use on the WI&M railroads. It also lists the types of special trains, including information about the company and number of cars. documents; trains
WI&M Article 4/1/1990 Article, written by Tom Burg, in the MilWest Dispatch discussing the history of WI&M in proposing expansions to the railway. documents; railroads
First Through Train 10/13/1907 Document announcing the that the WI&M will run its first through train to Bovill. It also specifies that a stop in Deary will be made in Deary. Trip fares and a time table are also provided. documents; timetables
WI&M Locomotive 1915 View of a No. 23 locomotive. The locomotive can be seen sitting just outside the doors of a building. locomotives
WI&M Locomotive 1915 View of a locomotive that can be seen hooked up to a railroad car. locomotives
Rudolph Zimmerman Sr. 1930 Rudolph Zimmerman Sr. standing in front of a wooden wall. Photograph taken around 1930.
Railroad Man: a conversation with W. J. Gamble W. I. & M. Ry. Co. 5/1/1981 A booklet of containing an interview with W. J. Gamble discussing the Potlatch Lumber Company, and the Wasington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company. booklets; locomotives; articles
Palouse River Bridge 1910 View of the bridge over the Palouse River, going East, just out of Harvard, Idaho. Trees can be seen lining the railroad tracks. railroad tracks; bridges
PLC Locomotive 1915 View of a No. 24 locomotive. On the side of the locomotive it says 'Potlatch Lumber Company. locomotives
WI&M General Manager 1950 Photo of Walter Gamble, who was the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railroad general manager from 1918 to 1951. men; managers
Engine No. 20 1917 View of a No. 20 locomotive that was built in 1906 by Alco-Rogers. A few men can be seen standing next to the locomotive. locomotives; men
Engine No. 20 1917 View of a No. 20 locomotive that was built in 1906 by Alco-Rogers and later scrapped in the 1950's. A few men can be seen standing next to the locomotive. locomotives; men
WI&M Locomotive 1915 View of a No. 21 locomotive. A few men can be seen standing next to the locomotive. locomotives; men
WI&M No. 2 1910 The WI&M No. 2 locomotive wuith a steam shovel. A few men can be seen sitting on one of the railroad cars and other men can be seen standing around next to dirt piles. locomotives; steam shovels
Bovill Depot 1910 View of the Bovill depot. People can be seen sitting on the deck of the depot as a locomotive pulls into the station. railroads; stations; locomotives
Locomotive Document 1950 Document presenting information about the different locomotives being used. It tells the company that owns the locomotive, the road is operates on, a description, who the manufacturer is, and the disposition. documents; locomotives
John Kelty and Rudolph Zimmerman 1918 John (Owens) Kelty and Rudolph Zimmerman standing together. Photograph taken in 1918.
Locomotive Document 1950 Document presenting information about the different locomotives being used. It tells the company that owns the locomotive, the road is operates on, a description, who the manufacturer is, and the disposition. documents; locomotives
Locomotive Document 1950 Document presenting information about the different locomotives being used. It tells the company that owns the locomotive, the road is operates on, a description, who the manufacturer is, and the disposition. documents; locomotives
Locomotive Document 1950 Document presenting information about the different locomotives being used. It tells the company that owns the locomotive, the road is operates on, a description, who the manufacturer is, and the disposition. documents; locomotives
Early Days 1905 View of Deary, Idaho in the early days. A few buildings can be seen around the town and a hill can be seen in the background. towns; buildings
Locomotive Document 1950 Document presenting information about the different locomotives being used. It tells the company that owns the locomotive, the road is operates on, a description, who the manufacturer is, and the disposition. documents; locomotives
Locomotive Document 1950 Document presenting information about the different locomotives being used. It tells the company that owns the locomotive, the road is operates on, a description, who the manufacturer is, and the disposition. documents; locomotives
Time Table Document 10/22/1911 A document outlining the time table for the Washington, Idaho, and Montana Railway Company. It documents what the station is, how far the station is from Palouse, and when the train is scheduled to arrive and depart. documents; timetables
Locomotive 1926 View of a locomotive, which says 'Edward Rutledge Timber Co.' on the side. locomotives
Painting 1950 Painting of the depot in Potlatch. Many people can be seen standing around the building holding bags and a train, with 'WI&M' painted on its side, can be seen approaching the depot. paintings; stations
WI&M Locomotive 1915 Five men standing on and next to a WI&M locomotive. Railroad cars carrying stacks of logs can be seen on other railroad tracks behind the locomotive. locomotives; men; railroads
The Whitney Family 1905 Pearl (Whithey), Wood (Back Row), Manly Whitney (in white shirt) and Elmer West. Photograph taken about 1905.